Members of the Syrian National Coalition’s General Assembly voted to approve the new cabinet of the Syrian Interim Government, headed by Abdurrahman Mustafa.
The vote came during the General Assembly’s 47th session which began on Saturday by paying tribute to the victims of the regime’s bombing campaign in Idlib and Hama. The participants included a group of the injured and people with disabilities.
The new cabinet included Major-General Salim Idriss as Minister of Defense, Colonel Mohieldin Harmoush as Minister of Interior, Abdallah Abdel Salam Mohamed as Minister of Justice, Abdel Hakim al-Masri as Minister of Finance and Economy, Huda al-Absi as Minister of Education, Maram Sheikh Mustafa as Minister of Health, and Mohamed Said Suleiman as Minister of Local Administration and Services.
SIG’s Head Abdurrahman Mustafa said that SIG’s vision is based on the establishment of a civil administration in the liberated areas. This vision will seek to help achieve the goals and strategy of the Syrian revolution; provide a model for the future Syria; and integrate the impact of this civil administration and its output with the Coalition’s political efforts.
Members of the General Assembly discussed the situation on the ground and the war crimes being committed by the Assad regime and Russia in their barbaric bombing campaign targeting residential areas and hospitals in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria.
The General Assembly stressed that the international failure to shoulder its duty with regards to the protection of civilians is to blame for the tragedy unfolding in northwestern Syria. It emphasized the need to take immediate, concrete action to put an end to all military operations as well as ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need, especially the IDPs.
The injured and people with disabilities talked about the difficulties facing them as a result of the ruthless bombardment and shelling being carried out by the Assad regime and Russian forces resulting in the destruction of hospitals, mass displacement of civilians, and the cessation of humanitarian aid in the affected areas.
Moreover, the Assembly underscored the importance of communication and coordination with the Coalition and the Syrian Interim Government with the aim of meeting the major needs of the injured and those with disabilities and engaging them in the political work and the UN-led political process. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)