Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), Abdurrahman Mustafa, met with director general of the Qatar Fund for Development, Khalifa Al-Kuwari and discussed with him several service projects aimed at improving the living conditions in the liberated areas.
Mustafa pointed out that more than four million people in the liberated areas need access to essential services in view of the Assad regime’s destruction of the majority of vital institutions and facilities.
Success in managing the liberated areas is extremely important for the Syrian revolution, Mustafa said, adding that efforts are underway to find an alternative to the collapsing institutions of the Assad regime.
Mustafa stressed that the mass displacement of civilians in the liberated areas have put a heavy burden on SIG; increased the need for new projects to enhance stability, security, and improve educational and health services.
Al-Kuwari reaffirmed Qatar’s continued support for the Syrian people, especially for the projects designed to alleviate their suffering. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)
A delegation from the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), headed by President Anas Abdah, accompanied by Head of the Syrian Interim Government, Abdurrahman Mustafa, visited the Syrian Community School in the Qatari capital, Doha. He commended the efforts of the administrative and teaching staff as he stressed the importance of their work in serving Syrian students.
The delegation included Vice-president, Oqab Yahya and coordinator of the Office the Arab Affairs in the Department of Foreign Relations, Salim al-Khatib, Syrian ambassador to Doha, Nizar Al-Heraki, Defense Minister Major General Salim Idris, Minister of Interior Mohiuddin Harmoush, and Minister of Local Administration and Services Muhammad Suleiman.
The meeting came as part of a two-day visit to the State of Qatar with the aim of mobilizing support for the Syrian revolution and ascertaining the conditions of the Syrian community in Qatar.
The delegation was received by the educational official at the embassy, Bilal Turkiyya and the school principal Abdul Qadir Al-Khatib. The delegation met the administrative and teaching staff as President Abdah gave a briefing on the latest on the ground and political developments as well as the effects of the humanitarian disaster in northern Syria resulting from military operations against civilians.
President Abdah talked about the role of the Syrian communities in shedding light on the Syrian revolution, the crimes of the Assad regime against civilians, and the importance of education as a pillar to advance the reality of the Syrian people.
He pointed out that the Assad regime's crimes against civilians deprived millions of education in view of the mass displacement, killing, and the destruction of schools.
The delegation answered questions regarding the SOC’s activities and its work at the political, field and military levels. Both sides also talked about the Ministry of Defense’s efforts to strengthen the Syrian National Army and improve its combat capabilities.
The delegation toured the classrooms, laboratories, and the library as they checked on the progress of the educational process, the modern teaching methods as well as ways to use these methods in schools inside Syria.
At the end of the visit, the SOC’s delegation thanked the Syrian educational staff for their efforts. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)