Participants in the annual meeting of the Presidential Council of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), which was held in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, called on the governments of the world to put pressure on the US administration to lift the unjust siege and stop the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people.
In its closing statement on Saturday, the Council condemned the practices of the Israeli occupation in the occupied Arab lands, the illegal presence of the US and Turkish forces on Syrian lands, and their plundering of the Syrian people’s wealth.
In a speech during the Council’s meeting, Chairman of the General Federation of Trade Unions in Syria called on the Vice-President of the World Federation of Trade Unions, Jamal al-Qadri, to work hard and put pressure on the United States to lift its siege on Syria, and to end its occupation of Syrian lands unconditionally.
Al-Qadri expressed his thanks to all friends who rushed to send statements of solidarity and condolence for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Syria last February.
Al-Qadri noted that the US administration tried to deceive world public opinion by announcing the suspension of the unilateral coercive measures it imposed on Syria for a period of six months, excluding everything related to the import of oil derivatives or heavy equipment capable of removing rubble and starting the reconstruction of what was destroyed by the earthquake.