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Syrian Minister calls for devising a clear international policy for combating terrorism

HaidarState Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar on Wednesday met director of the UN envoy’s office Martin Griffith, affirming to him the need for devising a clear international policy for combating terrorism.
Haidar said that Europeans must be aware of Syria’s cultural and historic background, and that what is currently needed is creating an objective atmosphere for dialogue and involving all elements of the Syrian society in the reconciliation process.
He said that the UN envoy must help build trust and work and coordinate with the State Ministry to support reconciliations.
For his part, Griffith stressed the need for preparing a work plan that involves reconciliations and the reconciliations process.
Haidar also met the central committee for popular reconciliations, asserting that the conditions are currently suitable for benefitting from social and civil initiatives to achieve reconciliation as the international climate is currently favoring resolving the crisis in Syria by combating terrorism, reconciliation, and dialogue.
He noted that civil initiatives can do more than official efforts, and that any Syrian can become involved in them, lauding the efforts exerted by the committee and the achievements it realized.
In turn, the committee members affirmed their commitment to helping the State Ministry, reviewing some of the obstacles that affect their work.
In the same context, Haidar met a delegation from the National Accord Forum, discussing with them the Forum’s role in terms of reconciliation efforts, noting that the State Ministry is committed to dealing with the issue of missing people and abductees.

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