Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), Abdurrahman Mustafa, and SIG ministers toured the liberated areas and visited a number of towns and villages in northern rural Aleppo. They met with local councils as well as leadership of the national police force to check on the mechanisms of action and services being provided to civilians.
Mustafa and SIG’s ministers held various meetings in the towns of Al-Bab, Azaz, Bza'a and Qabbasin where they reviewed SIG’s plan of action and vision. They also discussed with the heads of local councils and police departments their roles and tasks.
They also discussed ways to develop the work and beat off the challenges in order to develop administrative work in all ministries and institutions. They also discussed ways to create jobs for the young people in the liberated areas.
Mustafa praised the role of the local councils in consolidating civil administration and improving the essential services in the liberated areas. He stressed the importance of strengthening communication with other institutions and establishing partnership with them and with the local population.
Moreover, Mustafa stressed the importance of coordination between the national police and SIG’s Ministry of Interior, adding that improving security and stability in the liberated areas is the first step for the success of SIG’s plan of action. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
Secretary General of the Syrian National Coalition, Abdelbaset Abdullatif, congratulated the German people on the occasion of the German Unity Day which falls on October 3rd of each year. He thanked Germany for hosting the Syrian refugees and for its political support to the cause of the Syrian people in international forums.
Abdullatif received an invitation from the German Consulate in Istanbul to attend an event on the occasion of the German Unity Day which brought together many officials, diplomats, and representatives of organizations working on Syrian affairs.
Abdullatif met with Michael Reiffenstuel, the German Consul in Istanbul, and Klemens Semtner, Senior Advisor on Syria at the German Foreign Ministry. He conveyed to them the thanks and appreciation of the Syrian people to the German government for its support for the Syrian people and the assistance it is providing to Syrian refugees.
Abdullatif stressed that since the early days of the Syrian revolution, the German people have shown unwavering support for the cause of the Syrian people against the Assad regime. He praised Germany’s hosting of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, noting that the German people have long been known for their support for the causes of peoples and their right to freedom and democracy.
On the sidelines of the event, Abdullatif held several meetings including with the political advisor on Syria at the Consulate of the Netherlands. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), Abdurrahman Mustafa, announced a merger between the National Liberation Front and the Syrian National Army under the roof of SIG’s Ministry of Defense. The National Army now comprises seven corps and about 80,000 fighters.
SIG set as a priority the unification of military groups and the formation of a professional national army with the aim of improving security and stability in the liberated areas.
In a press conference on Friday, Mustafa said that the Syrian National Army and the National Liberation Front merged under one umbrella operating on a regular military basis and answers to SIG’s Ministry of Defense.
Mustafa stressed that the goal of the National Army is to liberate the entire Syrian territory from tyrants, fight corruption, dictatorship and sectarianism, maintain the unity and integrity of Syrian territory, defend the liberated areas, and give the occupied areas back to their rightful owners.
Major General Salim Idris was appointed as the Minister of Defense and Chief of Staff, while Brigadier General Adnan Al-Ahmad is the Deputy Chief of Staff of the First, Second and Third Corps. Brigadier General Fadlallah Al-Hajji is the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Corps. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)