Prime Minister asserts role of social initiatives in charity and humanitarian work

Damascus, SANA – Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi on Monday met a delegation from the “Sayyedat Souria al-Khair” civil society group headed by Jeancette Kazan.

During the meeting, al-Halaqi asserted the important role played by civil society initiatives during the crisis in charity and humanitarian aid work and in dealing with the scars left behind by terrorism.

He said that the war against Syria which employs terrorism seeks to fragment the Syrian social fabric, but the cohesion of Syria’s society with its tolerance, moderation, and openness foiled all attempts to create strife among its members.

Al-Halaqi said that Sayyedat Souria al-Khair is a fine example of the good nature of the Syrian people and the noble qualities of Syrian women.

For her part, Kazan appreciated the government’s support for civil society organizations and Syrian women, particularly the mothers of martyrs.

Talks during the meeting discussed means to improve cooperation and partnership between the civil society and the government.

Sayyedat Souria al-Khair is a volunteer women group that provides services, organizes charity efforts, and works to spread awareness.

Hazem Sabbagh

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