Syrian Foreign Minister Mekdad requires ‘new world order’

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with Foreign Minister Dr. Faysal Mekdad of Syria, in New Delhi on November 18, 2022.

Exterior Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with Foreign Minister Dr. Faysal Mekdad of Syria, in New Delhi on November 18, 2022.
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A “new world order” that might be revered by all members of the United Nations was the necessity of the hour, mentioned Syrian Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad on Friday.

Delivering a particular handle on the present scenario in Syria on the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Research and Analyses (MP-IDSA) in New Delhi, Mr. Mekdad mentioned the federal government of President Bashar al-Assad had achieved a “resounding victory” in opposition to the Islamic State (IS) terrorists.

“The Arab Spring was anticipated to carry a end result that was one thing that the Muslim Brotherhood needed to introduce in our international locations. On the United Nations the place I served as Syrian ambassador for 11 years, the Western international locations mentioned that we should always change our coverage in direction of Israel or face the implications,” mentioned Mr. Mekdad revealing that the Assad authorities’s confrontationist coverage in direction of Israel performed a job behind the extended battle in Syria. Arguing for a brand new world system, the Syrian Minister mentioned unlawful intervention within the sovereign affairs of creating international locations shouldn’t be tolerated.

Exterior Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar met Mr. Mekdad on Friday and warranted him of “humanitarian help” together with provide of medicines and synthetic limbs to Syria.

Exterior Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar met Mr. Mekdad on Friday and warranted him of “humanitarian help”, together with provide of medicines and synthetic limbs to Syria.

Syria confronted a public motion in opposition to the Assad authorities in 2011 which turned violent with the emergence of terror teams such because the Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State which took over the motion and turned it right into a terror marketing campaign. These teams challenged the authority of the Arab nationalist authorities of Mr. Assad however couldn’t dislodge the federal government from Damascus which retains administrative management over bulk of the Syrian territory. The conflict, nevertheless, had imposed nice hardships on the Syrian authorities, mentioned Mr. Mekdad citing the destruction of the well being and vitality infrastructure within the nation.

“We are able to’t import wheat and we will’t develop adequate meals because the U.S. is occupying northeastern elements of Syria. Our oil wells are in northeast Syria and the Individuals are promoting oil from that space to Turkey and separatist teams,” mentioned Mr. Mekdad who accused Turkey of supporting forces that focused Syria. He cautioned that the teams that focused Syria might additionally goal Turkey.

To beat monetary difficulties and the affect of sanctions, Syria was contemplating the choice of conducting commerce in nationwide currencies with a number of international locations. Mr. Mekdad mentioned Damascus was analyzing that choice for sustaining commerce ties with a number of international locations internationally.

“Turkey needs the help of the worldwide group and says it’s internet hosting a million Syrian refugees. The query is why did they begin the entire conflict,” requested the visiting Syrian Minister who has been the face of the Assad authorities on worldwide platforms for greater than a decade.

“They selected the flawed trigger,” mentioned Mr. Mekdad criticising these powers that supported the extremist teams that challenged the rule of Damascus.

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