The Syrian interim government and representatives of local councils in Syria gave on overview of their plan of action and an outline of their strategic vision for implementing service projects in the liberated areas to representatives of the European Union aid agencies.
The meeting with the EU representatives, which was held between 28-29 September in the headquarters of the Syrian interim government in Gaziantep, Turkey, was also attended by officials from the Syrian Coalition.
The meeting is aimed at establishing partnerships with the European Union to fund projects aimed at providing services and support local councils in the liberated areas across Syria.
The meeting comes as a follow-up to several previous meetings with the EU representatives in the Belgian capital Brussels, the latest of which was held on September 8 at the European Commission headquarters and was attended by representatives of all EU countries.
Heads of local councils in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib explained the challenges they face especially in light of the escalating aerial campaign by the Russian forces. They also discussed plans developed by the local council in Jarablos to rehabilitate vital civilian structures in the town and offer services to the residents returning to it.
Representative of the local councils affiliated with the Kurdish National Council raised the issue of civilian needs in northern and northeastern Syria and gave an overview of the difficulties they face performing their work in light of the obstacles imposed by the PYD militia in some of these areas. (Source: Syrian Coalition)