Manama, SANA- A delegation representing the People’s Assembly participated in the meeting of the Standing Committee on Economic and Sustainable Development, in the Bahraini capital, Manama, upon the invitation of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA).
About 23 Asian parliaments from member States participated in the meeting that was held over the past two days.
During the meeting eight draft resolutions were discussed, including the establishment of an Asian energy market, ensuring growth efforts, the environmental issues and poverty eradication.
The meeting also discussed the role of Asian parliaments in the implementation of sustainable development goals and the adopting a road map to stimulate green finance, the Asian climate finance initiative and the providing water and sanitation service for all in Asia.
The delegation of the People’s Assembly affirmed that Syria is at steady pace towards achieving the goals of sustainable development, including eradicating poverty while preserving the environment.
The delegation noted that the terrorist war against Syria, its repercussions, in addition to the economic siege and unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people by the US and Western countries and the devastating earthquake disaster that struck a number of Syrian provinces recently have double effects that negatively affect the efforts exerted by the Syrian State in this regard.
The delegation highly appreciated the humanitarian stances of brotherly and friendly countries that provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, to mitigate the repercussions of the earthquake effects.
Nisreen Othman / Hala Zain