Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), Abdurrahman Mustafa, gave a speech at the opening of the meetings of the General Assembly of the Syrian Tribal Council which begun in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Wednesday.
Mustafa pointed out that the launch of the meeting coincided with the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Euphrates Shield operation by which northern Syria was cleansed from the ISIS terrorist group. The operation also destroyed the terrorist separatist schemes through the alliance between the Syrian National Army and the Turkish army.
Mustafa stressed the need to remain true to the fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of this land by defending the liberated areas against every enemy and criminal, and by improving stability and security. He stressed that this will not be done except thorough building and continuous work.
Moreover, Mustafa made it clear that “we still have hard work ahead, and we have a duty to plan, build and empower the institutions of the Syrian revolution, which must live up to the hopes and aspirations of the Syrian people.”
He pointed out that despite the major challenges that faced SIG’s work in the previous period, it managed to accomplish considerable tasks, which clearly indicates that it is going in the right direction on the one hand and the need for making greater efforts on the other.
Mustafa explained that SIG has worked on many priority issues, most notably the structure and organization of the Syrian National Army by activating the structures of the corps, divisions and brigades and coordinating among them and linking the branches in the divisions and brigades to the competent central administrations so as to serve as a shield that protects the liberated areas.
Mustafa spoke about SIG’s work in terms of basic services and projects in the liberated areas. He said that SIG continues the efforts in the educational process, the work of mills and bakeries, the projects of the Foundation for Seed Multiplication, and livestock projects. It is also working to improve the management of border crossings and putting plans for electricity, water, roads, health projects and response to the Covid-19 crisis.
Furthermore, Mustafa stressed the tribes’ vital role at the religious, social, political and economic levels as they established themselves as one of the most important components of society. He made it clear that this role stems from the values, customs and traditions inherent in the formation of those tribes.
He added that Syrian tribes have a vital role in resolving many of the disputes and quell sedition, stressing that they play a positive role in promoting community peace as well as religious values and morals.
Mustafa also said that SIG continues to rely on the Council’s role in advocating and supporting the political position of the Syrian revolution by emphasizing its principles, namely overthrowing the regime and achieving political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council Resolution 2254, and bringing the perpetrators to justice.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)