Arab Preparatory Meeting to Launch a Popular Campaign to Lift the Unilateral Coercive Economic Measures Imposed on Syria

Beirut-The meeting of the Arab preparatory meeting to discuss a plan of action to launch a popular Arab and international campaign to lift the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on Syria began in Beirut today.

"The economic siege imposed on Syria is a new episode in the series of global war that has been going on for more than eight years on this authentic Arab country and its people in order to subjugate it and disregard its historical positions committed to resistance and struggle against colonial and Zionist projects," Majdi Al-Masrawy said in a speech on behalf of the General Secretariat of the Arab National Conference and the Arab International Center for Communication and Solidarity.

Mr. Al-Masrawy noted the distinguished Syrian-Lebanese relations and said that "the Lebanese realize that any harm inflicts Syria affects Lebanon, its security, its economy, its role and its location."

For his art, Khalid Al-Sufayani, the General Coordinator of the National Islamic Conference, noted the steadfastness of the Syrian people and its cohesion with its leadership and the Syrian Arab Army in the face of the global war imposed on Syria, stressing that Syria is the spearhead of resistance against all conspiracies against the Arab nation.

For her part, the Director General of the Arab International Center for Communication and Solidarity, Rehab Mekhal condemned the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria and reviewed a working paper prepared by Dr. Ziad Hafez, former Secretary-General of the Arab National Conference, Vice-President of the Arab International Center for Communication and Solidarity on behalf of the three Arab Conferences: the Arab National the National and the Islamic ational that called for Formation of a follow-up committee emanating from the meeting to face and abolish the coercive measures imposed on Syria.

The committee should include representatives of conferences, federations and popular Arab institutions and the formation of national committees of the members of these conferences, federations, institutions and local events to launch popular campaigns in countries to abolish the coercive measures imposed on Syria and the formation of popular Arab and international delegations to undertake solidarity visits to Syria and prepare petitions to the Arab and Islamic governments and regional organizations to cancel their unfair decisions by suspending Syrian membership in these organizations and inviting the Arab Lawyers Union to form an Arab and international legal committee to examine the possibility of legal prosecution of states participating in the embargo for violating the Charter of the United Nations.

For his part, Dr. Khalaf Al-Muftah, Director-General of the Jerusalem International Foundation, said in his paper that the war of aggression against Syria has aimed at targeting the Arab resistance. He stressed that coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people are contrary to international and humanitarian law.

The meeting was attended by public secretaries, heads of Arab conferences, federations and organizations and a representative of the Syrian embassy in Lebanon.

Sh. Kh.

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