Head of the Syrian Interim Government Abdurrahman Mustafa held an important meeting with officials of the US State Department and discussed with them the major humanitarian crisis in Idlib. He also highlighted the vision of the new SIG which is based on civil administration in the liberated areas.
Participants in the meeting included SIG’s Minister of Local Administration Mohamed Said Suleiman, a SIG technical team, Director of the US State Department’s START Team, Michael Koplovsky, Political Chief Zehra Bell, and START Political Assistant Mohammed Najjar.
Mustafa said that the meeting was focused the scale of the catastrophe resulting from the continued military operations targeting residential areas and medical facilities in Idlib. He stressed the need for the major actors, most notably the United States, to actively assume their role in Syrian as it will reflect positively on the political process.
Moreover, Mustafa spoke about the plans and projects that SIG is working to turn into real programs on the ground, pointing out that good governance of the liberated areas will have a significant impact on the political process.
The success of SIG’s work will bring security and stability to the liberated areas, Mustafa said, adding that this will encourage the IDP and refugees to return. He also said that security and stability will create a positive atmosphere and jobs dissuading the population from seeking refuge in neighboring countries.
Mustafa gave an overview of SIG’s achievements, especially in the area of education and the development and improvement of the work of local councils. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)