Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) Jawad Abu Hatab said that bilateral relations with the European Union are increasingly developing, stressing that SIG is continuing to develop projects to administer the liberated areas, empower the opposition institutions and provide essential services to all Syrian citizens.
Abu Hatab said that his visit to Brussels with a Syrian Coalition delegation headed by President Riad Seif was an important follow-up to previous visits. He described the meeting on Friday with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini as “very important with regards to supporting SIG and its projects.”
The meetings with the EU officials stressed SIG’s important role in the Syrian society and in preserving the unity of the Syrian territory. They also focused on supporting SIG institutions to effectively administer the liberated areas and provide basic services to the civilian population.
Abu Hatab went on to say that there are five projects being worked on with the European Union in the areas of education, health, agriculture, internal affairs, documentation, the issuance of identification papers, identification cards, and travel documents, as well as the empowerment of local councils to effectively administer the liberated areas.
A Coalition delegation has conducted a two-day visit to the European Union during which they met a number of European officials. In addition to President Seif and SIG’s head Abu Hatab, the delegation included former Coalition presidents Anas Abdah and Hadi Bahra, member of the political committee Hawas Khalil, and member of the General Assembly Ruba Habboush. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Arabic 21 Newspaper)