In the context of introducing Mother Syria Assembly (MSA) objectives and reviewing developments on the Syrian political scene, a MSA delegation headed by Dr. Mahmoud al-Irk met on Tuesday, May 2, with the Political Advisor at the Chinese Embassy in Damascus, Mr. Li Pingyi .
Mr. Pingyi stressed that China supports the Syrian people and government since the beginning of the crisis, in line with the UN Charter and the world’s principles of justice and will continue to play this role in support the political process in Syria, noting that the solution for the Syrian crisis is “political” , and China does not interfere in the affairs of other countries , nor use crises at the expense of these countries as a tool to terrify them.
“We want to see a new Syria , through rebuilding man and human resources,” he said, adding that China respects the ancient culture and civilization in Syria and that cooperation between the two countries is old and continuous, especially in the field of culture.
He said that Syria is a very important country on the Silk Road and that a Silk Road Forum will be held in Beijing this month and will be attended by a Syrian government delegation, pointing out that China’s experience in reform aims to serve the interests of the people in various directions through achieving national unity and fighting corruption.
He praised MSA efforts , activities and initiatives in promoting national awareness and spreading the culture of belonging for rebuilding of Syria
He added that he has been in Damascus as a diplomat for a year and a half and 15 years earlier when he studied Arabic language at Damascus University.
Dr.al-Irk stressed that the aim of the visit is to introduce MSA activities in disseminating the spirit of national patriotism and to benefit from the Chinese experience in eliminating the consequences of the crisis experienced by Syria.
He said that MSA activities aim to meet the ambitions of all Syrian social strata to strengthen national unity , heal the wounds and rebuild post-crisis Syria
He pointed out the importance of learning from China’s experiences in achieving economic growth, eliminating inflation and increasing the volume of national output, noting MSA’s adopted studies and plans of action covering all economic, educational and scientific fields, in order to ensure investment in the long term.
He highly valued China’s independent policy based on the principles of peaceful coexistence and its role in the international arena in supporting justice against the policy of hegemony and in rejection of injustice in the world in line with its role as a permanent member of the Security Council, to world peace making .
At the end of the meeting, Dr. al-Irk presented Mr. Pingyi with MSA shield as an appreciation of China’s role in achieving world peace and stability , and its instant readiness to enhance cooperation with Syria