In an interview with the al-Ahed website, Syria's Assistant Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Ayman Sousan discussed a broad variety of political issues related to the situation in Syria.
He explained the official Syrian positions regarding the return of displaced Syrians abroad and providing special guarantees and facilities. He also underscored the strength of the relationship with allies Iran, the Russian Federation and the brave Islamic Resistance in Lebanon, which he described as "a partner in blood and destiny". Sousan categorically denied the existence of any Russian-Iranian disagreements in and around Syria, stressing the government's commitment to the Syrian sovereign decision and asserting that not a single inch of Syrian territory would remain outside the control of the state.
Welcome to all the displaced
Syria's Assistant Foreign Minister confirmed to al-Ahed that "the Syrians abroad do not need anyone to invite them to return to their homeland."
"It is their right. The state, which has spent a lot on building scientific cadres in a country where education is still free, has lost a lot by the departure of these people. It is rushing their return because they are a national necessity in order to contribute to the reconstruction effort," he said, stressing the readiness of the government to welcome and provide a decent life for all returnees despite the limited resources and difficult conditions plaguing the country.
Sousan also noted that there are several reasons why the displaced left Syria.
"The first to leave are the families of the terrorists in order to create an excuse for external intervention," he added, explaining that others left as a result of "security and economic conditions."