St. Petersburg, SANA- Speaker of People’s Assembly, Hammouda Sabbagh stressed that several states started to reconsider their policies towards Syria, asserting that parliamentary delegations will visit Damascus during the upcoming period to get acquainted with the truth of the situation in it.
Sabbagh told SANA in a statement on Thursday at the conclusion of the activities of the General Assembly of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) held recently in St. Petersburg in Russia, that the Syrian Arab Republic delegation to the meeting spared no efforts in illustrating the suffering of the Syrian people due to the coercive unilateral economic measures imposed on them by some countries which negatively affects their livelihood.
He reiterated Syria’s rejection of the allegations of the head of the Turkish delegation to IPU meetings on the number of the displaced Syrians in Turkey, asserting that those numbers are exaggerated and aim at exploiting the issue of the displaced people in achieving political and economic gains.
Syria is going on fighting terrorism till completely eradicate it and that it works on the local reconciliations tracks to restore Syria’s strength were emphasized during the meetings held on the sidelines of the IPU, the Speaker said.
He pointed out that Syria’s participation in the IPU meetings was an opportunity for mobilizing condemnations of the other countries’ delegations against the Turkish army units’ incursion into the Syrian territories, as well as to affirm that this incursion is a “flagrant aggression and blatant violation” of the international law and norms and has nothing to do with what has been agreed upon in Astana.
Sabbagh called upon the Turkish army to immediately withdraw from the Syrian territories without any preconditions.
The international parliaments should along with their government support Syria in the face of the extremist takfiri powers and terrorism which have become the biggest challenge in the face of the countries of the world, Sabbagh went on to say.
Activities of the 137th General Assembly for International Parliamentary Union opened on Saturday in St. Petersburg city in Russia with the participation of the Syrian delegation headed by Hammouda Sabbagh Speaker of the People’s Assembly.
The agenda of the Assembly that is to be held for five days discuss issues that run under the titles of boosting the cultural pluralism and peace through dialogue between religions and customs.
H. Zain/ Ghossoun