A joint Syrian-Russian meeting in Damascus to secure the conditions for...

A joint Syrian-Russian meeting in Damascus to secure the conditions for...
A joint Syrian-Russian meeting in Damascus to secure the conditions for...

The joint meeting held today by the two Syrian-Russian coordination ministerial bodies on the return of the displaced via “video technology” at the Conference Palace in Damascus and the National Center for the Russian Defense Command in Moscow discussed the joint efforts of the two bodies aimed at securing the appropriate conditions to facilitate the return of the displaced Syrians to the homeland despite the obstacles set by some Western countries are in front of it.

The head of the Syrian Coordinating Committee and Minister of Local Administration and Environment, Eng. Hussein Makhlouf, reiterated in a speech during the meeting that the Syrian state considers the return of the displaced as the first priority in its work and spares no effort to provide all facilities to achieve this, especially the amnesty decrees issued by President Bashar al-Assad during the last period. There are 21 decrees.

Makhlouf explained that the displaced persons who did not attend the military service and the reserve call were granted a period of six months to settle their status. As for the displaced persons who lost their personal documents, they can obtain these documents from the border center directly, in addition to facilitating the entry of children born outside the country and allowing them to enter with their families according to a birth certificate certified by the country Those coming from it and allowing to obtain a new passport for those whose passports have expired from any Syrian diplomatic mission abroad.

Makhlouf: The Syrian state continued to work on completing the file of reconciliations and settlements in the various governorates

Makhlouf pointed out that the Syrian state continued to work on the completion of the reconciliation file and the completion of settlements in the various governorates, and is currently completing the comprehensive settlement process for the people of Deir ez-Zor governorate, with the implementation of a service and development plan for the areas where the settlements were completed, including the rehabilitation of infrastructure and services such as schools, water, electricity, sanitation, communications and centers healthy.

Makhlouf indicated that more than 2.6 million displaced people have returned to their homes, including nearly a million from outside the country, and 1,600 housing units have been implemented within the government project in Harjala and Adra al-Omaliah in Damascus countryside and Hasya in Homs countryside with the aim of securing temporary housing for returnees from abroad whose homes were damaged by terrorism.

Makhlouf said: Thanks to the heroism of the Syrian Arab Army and the support of friends, 404 areas of Syrian territory have been liberated, including 94 liberated areas. Gradual increase to 25 percent.

Makhlouf indicated that the Syrian government has compensated the families whose private property was damaged, as 62,475 families benefited from the compensation, and more than 30,000 partially damaged homes have been rehabilitated, noting that since the beginning of this year, 60 health centers, 44 government buildings, 29 treatment plants, 93 bakeries and 270 have been rehabilitated. An electricity conversion center, reactivating hundreds of kilometers of electricity networks, and establishing new electric stations, with a focus on renewable energies.

Makhlouf pointed out that the government focused on increasing production in the basic economic sectors by securing the incubating environment for the establishment of industrial facilities in the cities and industrial and artisanal areas. Of these, 122 are establishments, and they provide 6,315 job opportunities, which is positively reflected on the displaced living in the countryside to which these industrial cities belong.

In the humanitarian and relief field, Makhlouf stated that the Syrian government has provided all facilities for the entry of humanitarian aid convoys to the needy wherever they are along the Syrian geography, noting that these facilities have always been prevented by terrorists and said: “Despite the approval of the Syrian state for the passage of humanitarian aid convoys from Aleppo to Sarmada, which is under the control of terrorists, and the presence of the Director of the World Food Program and the Regional Director of the World Food Program with the convoy prevented the terrorists and their supporters from the Turkish occupation from entering these convoys, in addition to the measures of abuse and destruction practiced by the Turkish occupation and its terrorist agents against the Syrian people, including the assault on agricultural lands and archaeological and cultural monuments and economic establishments.

The continuation of the American and Turkish occupiers to occupy parts of our land and plunder our wealth hinders and delays the return of the displaced

Makhlouf stressed that the Syrian state continues to make continuous efforts to deal with the results of the criminal and sabotage acts of terrorist organizations and to confront the illegal and inhumane unilateral coercive measures that were imposed on Syria and inflicted severe damage on the Syrian people, explaining that the continued occupation of parts of our land by the American and Turkish occupiers and the looting of our wealth and natural resources from Oil, wheat, cotton and water, in addition to the economic blockade and the unilateral economic measures imposed on us by the countries that support terrorism, led by the United States and Western countries, are what hinder and delay the return of the displaced Syrians.

Regarding the efforts made by the Syrian state to address the Covid-19 epidemic, Makhlouf said that the necessary measures were taken to limit the spread of the virus through a series of measures, including launching vaccination campaigns and increasing the number of vaccine recipients while continuing to adhere to preventive measures such as wearing a mask and spatial distancing, referring to the medical assistance provided by friendly countries. On top of them is Russia and China, in addition to the World Health Organization in supporting government efforts.

Miqdad: Western countries do not want the return of the displaced and continue to obstruct this by all means

For his part, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Faisal Miqdad, renewed Syria’s call for its displaced children to return to their homeland and contribute to the reconstruction process of what was destroyed by terrorism, noting that Western countries do not want the return of these displaced people and continue to obstruct that by all means. Al-Miqdad explained in a speech during the session that despite the years of terrorist war, killing and destruction practiced by the forces of evil, the Syrians have always been optimistic that good is coming and that their country, which has given humanity a lot, will return to play its role.

Al-Miqdad said: “We meet today in Damascus to tell the whole world that a lot of terrorism is behind us and that many of the battles that we must fight are also behind us thanks to the great victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army and the Syrian people under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad. We are assured of the present and the future, and Syria is determined today. to build the future of its generations.”

Al-Miqdad added: Before the start of the terrorist war against it, Syria was “in the forefront of countries economically, socially and culturally, not only in this region but also in the world, and this is confirmed by United Nations reports, where it was achieving development sometimes reaching 9.5 percent per year. We can imagine How would this huge percentage of development be if it continued since 2011 until today?

Al-Miqdad continued: “We are talking today about a precious part of our people who were forced by the terrorist war to leave Syria, and we are talking about them not as absent from their homeland, but as present in it, and we invite them again to return to the homeland and contribute to the reconstruction process of what was destroyed by terrorism.”

The Turkish regime continues to support terrorist organizations in Syria and has repeatedly cut off water to more than a million citizens in Hasaka

Miqdad indicated that the Turkish regime continues to support terrorist organizations in Syria and has repeatedly cut water to more than a million citizens in Hasaka, wondering how the displaced can return to a land that lacks water, and when this water returns for a few days with the help of Russian friends and the United Nations, the Turkish occupation forces and separatist militias cut off the water again. About our people in Al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor.

Al-Miqdad said: “When the Syrian Arab Army performs its duty in the war on terrorism, the Turkish regime and the West are defending terrorist organizations, so how can a refugee return while facing this reality? And do nothing to stop these practices.”

Miqdad pointed out that the unilateral Western coercive economic measures imposed on Syria complement the practices of the terrorists and the Turkish regime, while the United States and its tools and some regimes prevent oil and wheat tankers from reaching Syria and steal Syrian wheat, cotton and petroleum products, and despite all these measures, the state secures the basic needs of its citizens. He explained that the enemies want Syria to surrender, but it will not surrender to the United States, “Israel” or anyone who conspired against it, and it continues to defend its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Jedko: The coercive economic measures imposed by the United States and Western countries on Syria impede the return of the displaced

For his part, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Gennady Zedko stressed that the coercive economic measures imposed by the United States and Western countries on Syria are hampering the return of the displaced Syrians.

In a speech during the meeting, Jedko indicated that despite the difficult economic situation in Syria as a result of sanctions and occupation practices, in addition to the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the state is making every effort to secure decent living conditions for its citizens, pointing out that rebuilding the Syrian economy and infrastructure is the main task for Building on what has been achieved in the field of combating terrorism.

Miznitsev: The unprecedented suffering of the residents of the Rukban camp does not concern Washington at all

In turn, the head of the Russian Coordination Committee, Mikhail Miznitsev, stressed in a speech during the video conference the need for the entire international community to join forces and to involve international and human rights organizations in helping to secure the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland.

“We see a positive dynamic for the return of refugees, the return of the necessities of life, the restoration of infrastructure, agriculture, restoration of roads and services such as schools, hospitals and water. Statistics on the number of returnees since September 2015 until today confirm that, thanks to the effective work of the two ministerial coordination bodies, about two and a half million displaced people have returned to their homes,” Mizntsev said. .

Mizntsev described the humanitarian situation in the Rukban camp, which is controlled by the American occupation forces and their terrorist mercenaries, as embarrassing and catastrophic, as the residents suffer poverty, lack of food and the inability to obtain education and appropriate medical care, pointing out that the unprecedented suffering of the camp residents does not concern Washington at all, as it hides the abuse it is committing. The terrorist groups supported by it against those displaced people who are used as a pretext to feed the terrorists in the Al-Tanf area.

Meanwhile, Director of the International Organizations and Conferences Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Rania Haj Ali, stressed that the holding of the follow-up meetings of the two coordinating bodies provides an opportunity to study the steps that have been taken, to advance the strengths and to deal with the challenges facing this work.

Haj Ali indicated that Syria continues to provide all possible facilities required by international organizations and international non-governmental organizations working in Syria in the areas of humanitarian response, early recovery, resilience support and strengthening livelihoods in all Syrian regions.

Haj Ali reiterated Syria’s call on these organizations to strengthen their efforts, especially to support the early recovery sector, especially in areas where stability and security have returned, after the completion of reconciliations and settlements, given that the early recovery sector is an essential axis that prepares the solid ground for enabling the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland.

Haj Ali explained that the return of the displaced faces serious and systematic obstacles established by many countries hostile to Syria, foremost of which are Western countries, and is based on the basis of enticement to obtain financial aid and the mirage of resettlement in Western countries, and also on the basis of intimidation that their return to their homeland without it is imminent risks to their lives and property.

Haj Ali indicated that in addition to these practices, the catastrophic repercussions of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by Western countries on Syria and its people continue, which constituted a major reason for exacerbating the suffering of the Syrians, and it stands in the way of countries’ efforts to enable the return of refugees and provide them with life requirements.

For her part, the Russian President’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lvova Belova, explained in her video speech that the Syrian state continues its efforts to return the displaced, as development projects are being implemented for the liberated areas, including reconstruction, sanitation, water and electricity networks and other infrastructure.

On the expansion of cooperation with the Russian side, Eng. Makhlouf said in a statement to reporters after the meeting: “The cooperation between us has reached the level of the Russian regions and the Syrian provinces, as each province will complete with its Russian counterpart model agreements to discuss prospects for cooperation in all cultural and humanitarian fields and to search for opportunities for economic development and work on Spread cooperation horizontally.

Makhlouf stressed that the focus is on small, medium and micro enterprises and investment opportunities through self-reliance, pointing to the importance of working on rehabilitating infrastructure and services to return citizens to their homes and villages.

The meeting included a ceremony honoring a number of Syrian leadership figures under the supervision of Russian Deputy Defense Minister Gennady Zhidko and some directors of international organizations and conferences. Certificates and gifts were delivered on the occasion of the New Year to Syrian children who visited Moscow last August and representatives of eight Syrian governorates, in addition to offering congratulations via The video is from a Russian Santa Claus and his granddaughter with mutual congratulations to the Russian and Syrian children.

In the end, the Moscow Yar Ensemble and the creative team, “Zapava Syria,” presented the “The Nutcracker of Sand” concert.

Source: sana agency

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