A delegation from the Syrian Coalition’s Supreme Hajj Committee headed by Secretary-General of the Coalition, Nazir al-Hakim participated in the International Conference on Hajj and Umrah in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
The delegation included Samer Birqdar, Director of Syrian Hajj, Participants discussed a number of proposals and solutions that are meant to be submitted to the Saudi Ministry of Hajj. They also listened to a detailed explanation on the Hajj Fund which was established by Malaysia and Indonesia and on Eid Al-Adah sacrifices project.
Hakim met with advisor of the Indonesian President, Mauritania’s Minister of Hajj, Libya’s Minister of State for Hajj Affairs, and heads of delegations from various countries on the sidelines of the conference.
During the conference, Hakim talked about the affairs related to Syrian pilgrims and the services provided by the Supreme Hajj Committee to pilgrims coming from Syria and neighboring countries.
Hakim pointed to the improvements that were introduced to the Hajj missions during the latest Hajj season. He thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the great efforts it is making and which are noticeably increasing year after year. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)
President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif sent a memorandum to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and to representatives of friendly countries urging protection of the records of Raqqa’s City Council and the land registry records in the city.
Seif stressed the need to protect the land registry records in the city of Raqqa. “The Syrian Coalition stresses the need to make every possible effort to protect the warehouses where such documents, records and documents are kept and to direct your military forces in accordance with your legal, political and moral responsibilities.”
The Coalition said that all countries participating in the international anti-ISIS coalition forces bear full legal responsibility for the safety of these records. It also said that these countries bear responsibility for the actions of the forces they support and that currently control the area, whether forces of the so-called Manbij Military Council or the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces, or any other forces that are backed by the international coalition.
The Coalition emphasized it was “ready to provide a team to follow up on the issue and provide any information that ensures that these records are protected and transferred to a safe place as soon as possible.”
Seif made it clear that such measures are needed to prevent further losses and administrative chaos as well as to protect what remained of the Syrians’ rights in the province of Raqqa in general and the city of Raqqa in particular. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department