Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham stressed that national reconciliations, which have been running at a quick pace, are the best way to “heal the homeland’s wounds” through generalizing them to wider areas.
The Speaker’s remarks came during a session of the People’s Assembly on Sunday.
Broadening the scope of reconciliations, al-Laham said, would help in containing terrorism hubs in hot pots so as to come to eliminating it and restoring services and normal life to citizens.
He considered that the Syrian people are able to face the big challenges and difficult risks through unity and cooperation on the various fronts.
This ability to overcome challenges, he added, can be “either through dialogue -wherever possible- and by means of arms – where dialogue is turned down.”
The Parliament’s Speaker offered thanks to all figures and organizations, be it official or civil, that have contributed to achieving and ripening reconciliations.
“The Syrian people have had their say and made their decision by opting for the political track their own way, and those who are with [the Syrian people] must back their choice, or else keep silent and respect their will,” said al-Laham.
“No internal or external party, be it international organizations or governments, have the right to confiscate the people’s will under any pretext or name,” he added.
For his part, Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi, while presenting a review of the government’s work, highlighted the importance of containing all national and political powers as building the homeland is the responsibility of all Syrians and the project of reconstructing Syria should be launched within an integrated developmental and national program.
The prime minister said, “We have basic tasks in the current stage topped by countering terrorism everywhere in Syria and securing the requirements of the army to enhance the protection of the homeland and taking care of the martyrs’ families to reach security and stability and accomplish national reconciliations.”