DAMASCUS, (SANA) - The Cabinet stressed that the terrorist crime against the Syrian al-Ikhbariya TV and journalists aimed at silencing the voice of right which conveys the reality of what is taking place in Syria and exposes the terrorist crimes and those who are supporting them with money and arms to the whole world.
The Cabinet, during its meeting on Thursday chaired by Prime Minister Riyad Hijab, expressed confidence that the crime will not affect the performance of the Syrian journalists, offering condolences to the martyrs' families and wishing the injured speedy recovery.
Premier Hijab said that President Bashar al-Assad's directive speech will be the guide for the government's work in the next stage, calling upon all ministries to set up their wok plans.
Hijab stressed that the current crisis requires extraordinary efforts and daily communication with citizens to listen to their demands and basic requirements.
He added that the government's priorities should focus on handling the negative repercussions of the crisis and the economic siege on Syria and means of providing the citizens' daily needs, improving the governmental performance and evaluating the performance of state workers within a period of 15 days.
He added that the main task of the government for now is to follow up on the economic and administrative reform process through combating corruption, developing human resources, boosting partnership between the public and private sectors, providing job opportunities and improving living conditions.
The Cabinet agreed on forming a ministerial committee to prepare the government's statement to the People's Assembly, in addition to approving the formation of services and infrastructure committee, the economic committee, the resources and energy committee and the human development committee.
The Cabinet Secretary General Tayssir al-Zoubi appreciated the sacrifices of the Syrian army and law-enforcement forces to defend the security of the homeland and the citizens.
He said that the meeting dealt with mechanisms to overcome the shortage in food materials and oil derivatives and reduce the unjustified rise of prices.
Al-Zoubi added that the cabinet stressed the need for transparent and daily communication with the citizens to know their suffering and needs.
R. Raslan / Ghossoun