Meeting to enhance local reconciliations held in Homs province

Homs, SANA- A national meeting was held at Tal Ahmar village in the eastern countryside of Homs province with the participation of elderly men from 50 villages.

The meeting is just another move forward towards enhancing local reconciliations and expanding its geographical dimensions to include all Syria which would contribute to reaching a Syrian-Syrian solution to current crisis.

Attending the meeting, Interior Minister Mohammad al-Sha’ar stressed the Syrian leadership’s keenness on providing support to local reconciliation initiatives taking place throughout the country in parallel with its efforts to confront terrorism, highlighting the significance of such meeting since it brings together all spectrums of Syrian people.

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He expressed gratitude and appreciation to Russia for its role in combating terrorism and offering support to make such initiatives a success, indicating that organizing these meetings is a victory for Syrian people and serves their hopes in defeating terrorism.

The Minister underlined the determination of the Syrian people, army and leadership to eliminate terrorism, expressing confidence in achieving victory thanks to the Syrian people who rally around their army and the wise leadership of President Bashar al-Assad and the support provided by the friendly states and powers.

In turn, Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi said this is the 26th meeting to be held during the last three years, noting that the official, popular and Russian participation has given this event more particularity.

For his part, Head of Hmeimim-based Russian Coordination Center, Sergei Schwarkov stressed the importance of this meeting which aims at unifying the Syrian people, reiterating his country’s firm stance to support Syria in its war on terrorism.

General Secretary of the People’s Party, Sheikh Nawaf al-Milhem called for holding similar meetings on a regular basis to avoid sectarian strife and foil the conspiracy aimed at fragmenting the Syrian people and territory.

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Last month, 50 towns and villages in the eastern countryside of Homs province joined the cessation of hostilities agreement.

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