The Syrian Interim Government (SIG) presented a report on its work to the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) General Assembly at its 54th meeting.
SIG’s Head Abdurrahman Mustafa gave on overview on SIG’s activities in the liberated areas, the majority of which focused on improving the living conditions and basic services. These activities included opening new institutions, following up precautionary measures to confront the coronavirus outbreak, providing for the IDPs, strengthening security and stability, restructuring the Syrian National Army and raising its fighting capabilities.
SIG’s ministers submitted reports on their work to the General Assembly. Minister of Defense, Major General Salim Idris, said that they constantly follow up the field and military situation with commanders of the Syrian National Army (SNA) formations and Chief of Staff, adding that the Ministry opened new training camps and will open a military academy.
Minister of Interior, Mohieddin Harmoush, talked about the ministry’s work, highlighting the expansion of its trained staff and its conduction of medical, physical and cultural tests for the new recruits.
Minister of Finance and Economy, Abdel Hakim Al-Masri, highlighted the projects that the ministry has recently developed, its preparing the annual budget draft for 2021, and preparing a draft for adjusting customs tariffs for the next year.
Minister of Education, Huda Al-Absi, highlighted the ministry’s activities and plans of action, which focused on obtaining recognition for university degrees issued by the Free Aleppo University and developing higher education and curricula.
Al-Absi indicated that the ministry is contacting Turkish, European and US universities to build partnerships with the aim of improving education in the liberated areas and obtaining recognition.
Minister of Health, Maram Al-Sheikh, gave an overview on the ministry’s activities as he talked about the general situation in the liberated areas in light of the coronavirus outbreak. He also briefed the General Assembly on the numbers of infections and deaths as well as the ministry’s efforts to confront the virus and secure vaccines for people in the liberated areas.
The Minister of Local Administration and Services, Muhammad Saeed Suleiman, highlighted the projects and activities carried out by the ministry, which gave priority to meeting the needs of the IDPs and forming committees representing them.
Suleiman also talked about the work of the Directorate of Local Councils Affairs and the Directorate of Real Estate, highlighting the work of the ministry in the areas of electricity, water, sanitation, roads, transportation and communications.
Suleiman also highlighted the ministry’s activities in agricultural affairs, livestock and irrigation, as well as the work of the General Fodder Corporation and the General Organization for Seed Multiplication. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)