DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs, Ali Haidar, said that the Ministry started its field work and communications with all Syrians to solve main issues including the launch of comprehensive dialogue.
Meeting the Chinese Ambassador in Damascus Zhang Xun, the two sides discussed means of cooperation to speed up the national reconciliation.
In a statement to the journalists, Minister Haidar hailed China's support to Syria in the crisis as it adopted a clear and firm political stance that rejects foreign interference in Syria and stresses the need for halting violence and moving to dialogue among all parties.
He indicated to China's readiness to provide international diplomatic and political support to Syria through encouraging dialogue and activating national reconciliation to stop countries which supply those who instigate violence with arms and money.
Haidar said that the Chinese side will communicate with all parties in Syria as to convince them that there is no alternative to dialogue and political solution to help Syria come out of the crisis.
Haidar: Egypt to Have Positive Role in Solving Crisis in Syria if It were to Adopt Clear Stance towards Those who Carry Weapons
In the same context, Minister Haidar met Alaa Abdel Aziz, the charge d'affairs at the Egyptian Embassy in Damascus.
In a statement to SANA, Haidar said that the Charge d'affairs conveyed an official letter from the Egyptian government on Egypt's possible role in solving the crisis in Syria through political solution.
He said that "Our reply was so clear that Egypt could play positive role if it were to adopt a clear and unbiased position and to announce its standing at an equal distance from all political forces in Syria."
Minister Haidar said "This means to announce clear stance towards those who carry weapons and countries which support them and justify the use of arms and violence inside Syria, in addition to rejecting violence."
He indicated to the importance of differentiating between the stance of Egyptian state and the Arab League, adding that Egypt's stance towards countries which support terrorism will be helpful for it to have a role in solving the Syrian crisis in the next days.
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