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Political Program Ministerial Committee: Prompt Measures to Visit Refugee Camps in Neighboring Countries

DAMASCUS, (ST) - Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has stressed the integrated role of all components of the Syrian society in implementing the political program proposed by President Bashar al-Assad to settle the ongoing crisis in Syria and attain security and stability in the country.

Chairing the meeting of the Ministerial Committee in charge of implementing the political program with Chairman and members of the Higher Relief Committee on Sunday, al-Halqi hailed the Committee's efforts to provide relief services, shelters and humanitarian assistance to families displaced as a result of terrorist groups' acts.

Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Chairman of the Higher Relief Committee Jasem Zakaraya presented the committee's memo which provides for the procedures it intends to adopt in coordination with the government and civil society bodies in order to implement its mission in accordance with the government's program.

Decisions made in the light of discussions are:

 Completing the building of a data base for families living out of makeshift shelters in all governorates.

 Tasking the Ministry of State for the Syrian Red Crescent Society Affairs and the SRCS with enhancing cooperation with the International Red Cross and Crescent Committee in order to assess the number of the victimized families out of Syrian borders and starting to adopt immediate procedures to visit refugee camps in neighboring countries aiming to communicate with Syrian families, assure them, urge them to return to their safe homeland and provide them with requirements of good life.

 Tasking the Higher Relief Committee with adopting all measures aiming to ensure shelters necessary for the return of terrorism-hit families living outside Syria.    

 The government should be ready to compensate the returning families for the damages caused to their houses.

 Tasking the Committee with adopting a unified relief card and specifying the basic needs of the displaced families.

 Urging the Committee to adopt necessary procedures to guarantee the arrival of the aid to the targeted families.

The Higher Relief Committee comprises representatives of people's organizations, vocational unions, SRCS, civil society associations, the Syrian Family Affairs Commission, the Syria Trust for Development in addition to representatives of the ministries of interior, health, local administration, education, national reconciliation, utilities and social affairs.

H. Mustafa

Al-Mikdad: Government Keen to Relief Victims of Terrorist Acts

DAMASCUS, (ST) – The government spares no effort to relief victims of terrorist acts and to provide them with basic needs despite all the obstacles facing it as a result of some countries' "support for armed terrorist groups aiming to destroy the Syrian infrastructure mainly oil pipelines, roads food stuff with a direct help from the Turkish government," Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal al-Mikdad said on Sunday.

During his meeting with John Ging, Director of the Coordination and Response Section at the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the accompanying delegation, al-Mikdad hailed the "role that can be played by the UN and its concerned agencies in conveying humanitarian assistance to and providing financial and moral support for terrorism victims to surpass the crisis, in implementation of the government's decision."

Al-Mikdad condemned the Turkish piracy which targeted more than 1000 factories and silos in Aleppo aiming at supporting terrorists.

He reiterated the important role the UN can play to "face and uncover the unfair West- imposed economic sanctions which impoverished the Syrian citizens and influenced their ability to confront the crisis caused by the United States and its allies.

Al-Mikdad affirmed the importance of the political program announced by President Bashar Al-Assad, particularly regarding the issue of facilitating the arrival of humanitarian assistance to victimized Syrians who left their homeland because of bloody events, referring to the Syrian government keen efforts as regards implementing the items of this program.

For his part, Ging stressed the "UN keenness to implement its humanitarian mission neutrally and away from any political considerations", confirming the positive cooperation between OCHA and the UN agencies on the one hand and the Syrian government and concerned parties on the other.

Ging stressed the importance of discussing all issues in coordination with the Syrian government within the framework of respecting the country's independence and sovereignty.

On the other hand, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Jasem Mohammad Zakaraya discussed with the UN Response team the conditions of the victimized Syrian families and the services provided to them by the government or by the Higher Relief Committee.

The Minister said the government intensified its efforts to convey humanitarian assistance to terrorism-hit citizens neutrally. He pointed out that the government is keen to alleviate the suffering of the victims and create suitable circumstances to help them return to their original residence areas.

 

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Al-Mikdad: Government Keen to Relief Victims of Terrorist Acts (2)

DAMASCUS, (ST) – The government spares no effort to relief victims of terrorist acts and to provide them with basic needs despite all the obstacles facing it as a result of some countries' "support for armed terrorist groups aiming to destroy the Syrian infrastructure mainly oil pipelines, roads food stuff with a direct help from the Turkish government," Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal al-Mikdad said on Sunday.

During his meeting with John Ging, Director of the Coordination and Response Section at the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the accompanying delegation, al-Mikdad hailed the "role that can be played by the UN and its concerned agencies in conveying humanitarian assistance to and providing financial and moral support for terrorism victims to surpass the crisis, in implementation of the government's decision."

Al-Mikdad condemned the Turkish piracy which targeted more than 1000 factories and silos in Aleppo aiming at supporting terrorists.

He reiterated the important role the UN can play to "face and uncover the unfair West- imposed economic sanctions which impoverished the Syrian citizens and influenced their ability to confront the crisis caused by the United States and its allies.

Al-Mikdad affirmed the importance of the political program announced by President Bashar Al-Assad, particularly regarding the issue of facilitating the arrival of humanitarian assistance to victimized Syrians who left their homeland because of bloody events, referring to the Syrian government keen efforts as regards implementing the items of this program.

For his part, Ging stressed the "UN keenness to implement its humanitarian mission neutrally and away from any political considerations", confirming the positive cooperation between OCHA and the UN agencies on the one hand and the Syrian government and concerned parties on the other.

Ging stressed the importance of discussing all issues in coordination with the Syrian government within the framework of respecting the country's independence and sovereignty.

On the other hand, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Jasem Mohammad Zakaraya discussed with the UN Response team the conditions of the victimized Syrian families and the services provided to them by the government or by the Higher Relief Committee.

The Minister said the government intensified its efforts to convey humanitarian assistance to terrorism-hit citizens neutrally. He pointed out that the government is keen to alleviate the suffering of the victims and create suitable circumstances to help them return to their original residence areas.

 

H. Mustafa

Political plan-committee adopts decisions

DAMASCUS,(ST)_The ministerial committee recently formed to supervise the implementation of the endorsed political plan to resolve crisis in Syria has adopted a number of decisions after dwelling up executive issues.

According to SANA, the committee held a meeting today [Saturday] chaired by Dr.Wael al-Halqi, Prime Minister at the cabinet headquarters , and reviewed means of facilitating the arrival of humanitarian aid to affected people and using railways in this regard.

Moreover, the meeting dealt with rehabilitation of infrastructure, compensations to be paid to the affected citizens under defined rules.

The committee delegated the Ministry of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to follow up the file of the Syrian citizens, who have been forced to leave to the neighboring countries.

It would facilitate their safe return to the homeland via borders and ensure temporary residences for the citizens whose homes destroyed during the events.

As for guarantees to be offered to the opposition forces that want to take part in the national dialogue, the committee discussed Interior Ministry's memorandum and procedures to be taken.

On the other hand, the National Reconciliation Ministry has to draw up a list including names of prisoners and missing people to be published so that citizens could provide the ministry with available information about them.

B.Qaddour

Political plan-committee adopts decisions (2)

DAMASCUS,(ST)_The ministerial committee recently formed to supervise the implementation of the endorsed political plan to resolve crisis in Syria has adopted a number of decisions after dwelling up executive issues.

According to SANA, the committee held a meeting today [Saturday] chaired by Dr.Wael al-Halqi, Prime Minister at the cabinet headquarters , and reviewed means of facilitating the arrival of humanitarian aid to affected people and using railways in this regard.

Moreover, the meeting dealt with rehabilitation of infrastructure, compensations to be paid to the affected citizens under defined rules.

The committee delegated the Ministry of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to follow up the file of the Syrian citizens, who have been forced to leave to the neighboring countries.

It would facilitate their safe return to the homeland via borders and ensure temporary residences for the citizens whose homes destroyed during the events.

As for guarantees to be offered to the opposition forces that want to take part in the national dialogue, the committee discussed Interior Ministry's memorandum and procedures to be taken.

On the other hand, the National Reconciliation Ministry has to draw up a list including names of prisoners and missing people to be published so that citizens could provide the ministry with available information about them.

B.Qaddour