Cairo, SANA – The sixth session of the Central Council of the International Federation of Arab Trade Unions (ICATU) kicked off in the Egyptian capital Cairo with the participation of unions’ heads and representatives from 13 Arab countries, including Syria.
Presiding over the meeting, Chairman of the General Federation of Trade Unions in Syria Shaaban Azouz, who is also ICATU Council’s President, said that the main aim of the American-Western conspiracies, plans and flagrant interventions in Syria and the region and the employing of terrorist groups to achieve those plans, is to “fragment our countries and societies and destroy our history and present and the resources of our peoples.”
He pointed out that some countries have been turned into training camps for terrorists who are fighting “Arabism and Islam” under misleading slogans like the so-called “Arab Spring” with the aim of serving the interests of major powers in the region.
Azouz said that the ICATU has come under international and regional pressure aimed at weakening its role and “silencing its voice” in support of the Arab issues in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, among other Arab countries, in the face of imperialism.
The participants called for unifying efforts and further enhancing cooperation among the governments and peoples of the Arab countries to achieve stability and security.
Rasha Raslan/Haifa Said