Syrian Foreign Minister Mekdad calls for ‘new world order’

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

Delivering a particular tackle on the present scenario in Syria on the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Research and Analyses (MP-IDSA) in New Delhi, Mr. Mekdad stated 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 convey a consequence that was one thing that the Muslim Brotherhood wished to introduce in our nations. On the United Nations the place I served as Syrian ambassador for 11 years, the Western nations stated that we should always change our coverage in the direction of Israel or face the implications,” stated Mr. Mekdad revealing that the Assad authorities’s confrontationist coverage in the direction of Israel performed a job behind the extended battle in Syria. Arguing for a brand new world system, the Syrian Minister stated unlawful intervention within the sovereign affairs of creating nations shouldn’t be tolerated.

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

Exterior Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar met Mr. Mekdad on Friday and guaranteed him of “humanitarian assist”, 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, nonetheless, had imposed nice hardships on the Syrian authorities, stated Mr. Mekdad citing the destruction of the well being and power infrastructure within the nation.

“We will’t import wheat and we are able to’t develop ample 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,” stated Mr. Mekdad who accused Turkey of supporting forces that focused Syria. He cautioned that the teams that focused Syria may 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 nations. Mr. Mekdad stated Damascus was analyzing that choice for sustaining commerce ties with a number of nations the world over.

“Turkey needs the assist 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 fallacious trigger,” stated Mr. Mekdad criticising these powers that supported the extremist teams that challenged the rule of Damascus.

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