President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa met with the Georgia’s Ambassador to Ankara Irakli Koplatadze and the Georgian General Consul in Istanbul Inga Kikvadze and discussed with them the latest political and field developments in Syria.
The two sides agreed that both the Syrian and Georgian peoples suffer from the crimes being committed by Russia against civilians and its support for illegitimate regimes with the aim of preventing them from gaining their freedom and dignity.
Mustafa pointed out that what is going on in southern Syria is like “doomsday,” adding that Russia is pursuing a scorched-earth policy against civilians to impose its conditions. He warned that the Assad regime and Russia are seeking to forcibly displace the local population of Dara’a just as they did in other areas in Syria.
Mustafa denounced the Assad regime’s recognition of the independence of Georgia’s breakaway regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia as a violation of international law, expressing support for the sovereignty and independence of Georgia and its territorial integrity.
Mustafa pointed out that the Assad regime is “illegitimate and all its decisions and positions are illegitimate for us.” He pointed out that “the Assad regime takes its decisions under orders from Russia as it has became a mere pawn in the hands of the Russian administration.”
“Over the past seven years, the Syrian people have been well aware of the Russian position and its operations aimed at killing others. What the Georgians are facing now is the same our people have been facing for more than seven years,” Mustafa added.
Mustafa expressed his support for the Georgian people as he expressed hope that Georgia will do the same. The two sides reaffirmed their determination to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation in a way that serves the interests of the Syrian and Georgian peoples.
Mustafa called upon the Georgian government to appoint a special representative to Syria in order to strengthen the bilateral relationships and ensure continued communication.
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 05.07.2018)