President al-Assad to members of ICATU: Arab popular organizations play important role in this stage of the region’s history

Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that the Arab popular organizations and syndicates, which showed a high level of awareness, play an important role in this stage of the region’s history, pointing out that what frightens the west are the principles, belonging and adherence to identity and these principles should be embodied by the organizations since they are the actual and real representative of the Arab peoples.

Receiving members of the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions (ICATU), headed by Secretary General Ghassan Ghosn, President al-Assad affirmed the important role of the popular organizations and syndicates, particularly in light of the current crises that the Arab region is witnessing.

In turn, members of the delegation said that the ICATU struggles for the dignity of the Arab peoples and defending their rights.

They added that the ICATU stands by the Syrian people in the face of the terrorist barbaric war and the unjust siege imposed on them since they stand in the front line, emphasizing that any war against them in fact targets all the Arab peoples.

The delegation members stressed that the union is keen on facing the economic colonialism that some countries are trying to impose on our region and to work for a real Arab partnership to eliminate poverty and unemployment.

Qabas/ Ghossoun

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