Khaled Abboud, a member of the Syrian Parliament, announced that there is an Arab tendency to establish a fund to support Syria, with the aim of helping it overcome the consequences of the war and the economic crisis that the country is suffering from.
Aboud told the Arab World News Agency, today, Thursday, that “the Arab countries are currently standing by Syria, and I do not rule out that there is an intention to establish a fund to support Syria on the part of some Arab countries, and to implement investments in order to help the Syrian people.”
He added, “Saudi Arabia and the UAE are seeking to open loopholes in the wall of sanctions imposed on Syria, and to find mechanisms to help the country, which has suffered great damage on the economic, living and political levels.”
Abboud considered that the recent intensive Arab moves on Syria come within the framework of the Arab League’s attempts to revive its status and role on the Arab and regional levels.
Abboud added, “Syria’s return to occupying its seat in the Arab League came as a result of the major developments and transformations taking place at the international level, and the Arab regime is part of this international transformation.”
The Syrian News Agency recently quoted Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad as saying, after meeting his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Jeddah, that “there are directives from the leaderships of the two countries that the bilateral relations between the two countries be at the level that the people of Syria and Saudi Arabia deserve.”
The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, expressed his hope that Syria’s restoration of its seat in the League would be a prelude to ending its crisis.
Aboul Gheit told the preparatory meeting for the Arab summit in Jeddah that the crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen “exist without a comprehensive solution, but they are going through a stage that allows for new approaches that move stagnant waters.”
Abboud considered that the Arab League had begun to catch its breath and regain its strength again, expressing his hope that it would seek to build a new Arab order at the regional and global levels.
He commented: “The Arab role in the past few weeks succeeded in taking over the Syrian crisis file from the hands of European countries and the United States, and worked to ignore it in dealing with the Syrian file with the aim of resolving the crisis and also in order to revive the role of the Arab League, as an Arab reference working to solve the problems of its members.” “.
Return of investments
On the other hand, Abboud said that Syria is betting heavily on the support of large Arab countries in terms of politics and economy, so that it will not have to resort to non-Arab countries to “stand by it.”
He said, “We hope that the Arab countries will revive their investments in Syria as they were before the crisis, and create an infrastructure for themselves in order to strengthen their influence, and not leave Syria hostage to the control of non-Arab regional countries.”
He continued, “The Arab countries can help solve the crisis in Syria if they want to, and be an effective and influential force in order to prevent any non-Arab interference in our internal affairs.”
Abboud said that he looks forward to Riyadh, through its political and economic weight, in cooperation with Egypt, playing an important role in helping Syria recover, especially as it is “trying to persuade other Arab countries to adopt the project for the return of Syria or the return to Syria,” noting that “the focus is currently on issues consensus, and transferring that dispute to a later stage.
He added, “We have great hopes and aspirations that Saudi Arabia, due to its great role in the Arab region, will play a broad, deep and influential role in Syria, in cooperation with Egypt and the rest of the Arab countries, in order for Syria to recover and overcome the crisis it is currently experiencing.”
With regard to the issue of the return of Syrian refugees, the deputy in the Syrian Parliament affirmed that every Syrian has the right to return to his country. He concluded, “We do not have any red lines or rejection by the Syrian state institutions for the return of any Syrian citizen to his land and homeland.”