Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), Abdurrahman Mustafa, held an important meeting with representatives of donor countries and the Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.
The meeting brought together representatives from the United States, the European Union and other countries. SIG’s ministers put forward their short-term and long-term plans, the strategy of each ministry to achieve its goals, and the challenges facing their work.
Mustafa called for increasing coordination and cooperation, stressing the need for complementarity in the relationship between the Syrian National Coalition, SIG, the Assistance Coordination Unit, and SRTF.
Mustafa said that SIG adopted a strategy of action focused on providing a decent life and a safe environment for civilians living in the liberated areas as well as on enabling them to live their lives normally after years of suffering at the hands of the Assad regime.
He pointed out that SIG is seeking recovery from the phase of destruction through the removal of rubble of destroyed buildings, ensuring the safety of sites, clearance these sites of mines and UXOs, and the restoration of infrastructure and public services to enable displaced people to return to their areas of origin.
Mustafa pointed out that SIG’s top priority is the improvement of security through the Ministry of Interior’s police force and the Ministry of Defense’s military police. He stressed the initiation of law enforcement in the liberated areas to achieve justice through the activation of law courts and an independent judiciary through the Ministry of Justice and the Judiciary, which is supervised by the Judicial Supreme Council.
Mustafa also said that SIG also focuses on the empowerment of local communities to develop their economies and resources. He stressed the importance of beginning with productive projects so as to ensure the sustainability of their resources and achieve integration and cooperation among local communities.
He also underscored the importance of strengthening the capacities and capabilities of local councils in the areas of management; achieving sustainable development plans; promoting standards of transparency, and activating the role and participation of women in all parts and structures of SIG’s institutions. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)