Al-Moallem: Terrorism will be eliminated in Idleb, all illegitimate foreign troops must pull out of Syria

Beijing, SANA- Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem affirmed that Idleb is a Syrian province and the terrorist organizations in it will be eliminated, underlining the necessity of the withdrawal of all foreign troops which are deployed in Syria illegitimately.

Minister al-Moallem’s remarks came during a press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Tuesday.

Al-Moallem said that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization is in control of most areas in Idleb province and they take the civilians as human shields and it is the right and duty of the Syrian state to rid its citizens of terrorism as it fights organizations which the whole world has admitted that they are terrorists including the International Security Council which put “Jabhat al-Nusra” on its list of terrorist entities.

Minister al-Moallem noted that Turkey is occupying parts of the Syrian territories, wondering what the Turks are doing in Syria, and are they there to protect the organizations of Jabhat al-Nusra and Daesh (ISIS)and Eastern Turkistan terrorist movement?

Al-Moallem asserted that combating terrorism should be an international responsibility, calling for the withdrawal of all foreign troops which are deployed in Syria illegitimately.

He indicated that Syria has been facing the international terrorism since the year 2011 which has targeted the infrastructure and the economic development, indicating that priority in contributing to the reconstruction process in Syria will be given to the states which have stood by Syria in its war against terrorism.

Al-Moallem added that terrorism is a scourge that affects the whole international community and Syria is combating  it on its territories on behalf of the whole world, expressing thanks for China for its stances in support of Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

He asserted that Syria strongly supports China’s territorial integrity and it considers that the achievements realized by the Chinese people as a true contribution to the human civilization and it wants to benefit from it in the domain of invigorating the bilateral economic relations and in the reconstruction program in Syria.

Al-Moallem reiterated that Syria will continue the serious work to find a political solution to the crisis taking into consideration that the International Security Council has admitted that the issue of the constitution is related to the Syrian people only and they are the ones who can take decision in this regard and whoever interferes in the Syrian affairs should stop its interference.

He indicated that the unilateral measures imposed by the US side on Syria put  it in the same trench with China in the face of this US economic terrorism which is imposed on Syria, China, Iran and Venezuela and other states, calling for standing in the face of that terrorism as it contradicts with the UN Charter, the international law and the bases of relations between states.

Wang Yi: China supports Syria in its efforts to reach a political solution to crisis, and in its war against terrorism

For his part, the Chinese Foreign Minister said “We held intensive talks and we exchanged viewpoints deeply on the bilateral relations between our two friendly countries.”

He indicated that the general approach of the Syrian-Chinese friendship is continued and will never stop as China is keen on pushing bilateral relations with Syria forwards and it supports the efforts exerted by Syria to reach a political solution to the crisis and to preserve its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and to fight terrorism.

Wang affirmed the necessity of speeding up the process of reaching a political solution to the crisis in Syria through dialogue in parallel with continuing to combat terrorism in Idleb in which terrorists spread and they constitute a big danger.

He added that there should be a complete agreement among states on combating terrorism and mobilizing forces to deal a death blow to terrorism, and to give up the selfish political goals.

The Chinese Minister reaffirmed his country’s rejection of any unilateral step by any foreign side in Syria, indicating that such a step violates the international law.

He called upon the international community to exert more joint efforts to preserve the interests of the Syrian people, the rules of the international law, the international relations and the principles of justice at the international community.

Wang added that accelerating the reconstruction process in Syria would guarantees achieving a sustainable development, affirming that his country will continue to support Syria in this process.

He called upon the international community to help the Syrian people to get rid of the repercussions of the terrorist war.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri


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