Ministerial Committee for Implementing Political Program Meets National Initiative for Syrian Kurds
Feb 9, 2013
Prime Minister, Wael al-Halqi, stressed Saturday that the Kurds in Syria are part and parcel of the Syrian national life.
Al-Halqi’s remark came during a meeting of the ministerial committee charged with implementing the political program to solve the crisis in Syria with Head of the National Initiative for Syrian Kurds, Omar Aussi and members of the Initiative’s leading committee.
The Premier reviewed during the meeting the measures taken by the government to implement the items of the preparatory stage of the national dialogue process.
He stressed that the government is open to all the political and social and opposition forces that are willing to get engaged into the political process on the basis of dialogue, participation in building Syria and rejecting foreign interference.
For his part, Aussi highlighted the importance of this dialogue meeting in which the government is meeting with a national trend with recognizing its Kurdish character, considering this initiative as evidence of openness and dealing positively with all the national forces.
Aussi presented a review of the history of the National Initiative for Syrian Kurds, hailing the important steps that have been recently taken particularly in terms of openness to the Kurdish political scene, granting Syrian nationality to the Kurds and teaching the Kurdish language.
The Initiative’s Head stressed its’ openness to the political initiative launched by President Bashar al-Assad and readiness to engage in it and contribute to supporting national dialogue and reconciliation.
Aussi noted that the Initiative’s vision regarding the dialogue process stresses on that the dialogue should include real representatives of the various components of the Syrian people and that all national opposition sides at home and abroad should be invited to dialogue with focus on the independent parties.
In a press release after the meeting, Aussi stressed that the National Initiative for Syrian Kurds is optimistic in the governmental plan and the political program to solve the crisis in addition to the comprehensive national dialogue, which is considered as the roadmap to overcome the crisis in Syria.
He stressed that the Kurds proved to be the fortress of the Syrian northern borders, adding that this stance is a firm and national one.
M. Nassr/ H. Said