Algerian President ordered direct helpline for Syria: Ambassador
The Syrian ambassador to Algeria, Namir Al-Ghanim, assures Al-Mayadeen that Algeria will always stand by Syria, and its readiness to continue sending aid to it against the background of the devastating earthquake.
The Syrian ambassador to Algeria, Namir Al-Ghanem, stated that the opening of a direct line to help with relief work in Syria took place under the direction of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
Al-Ghanem affirmed, in an interview with Al Mayadeen, that "Algeria has always been on the side of Syria, and confirmed the continuation of providing assistance."
He also stressed that "Algeria, from the first hours after the earthquake occurred, began sending aid to Syria, in a spontaneous and humane manner, without waiting for a signal from anyone, motivated by the deep-rooted relations between the two countries."
Al-Ghanem pointed out that "some Western countries are politicizing the tragedy in Syria," and stressed that "this politicization will backfire."
Then he explained that "some countries talk about helping the Syrian people while imposing sanctions on them," and in turn hoped that "pressure will be exerted by friendly countries towards lifting the siege on Syria."
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Speaking of the Syrian position at the Arab summit that was held in Algeria, Al-Ghanem explained that Syria was more interested in consolidating and ameliorating Arab ties during the Arab summit rather than simply attending.
Furthermore, Al-Ghanem significantly noted that "Syria is a sovereign country, and its political decision is in the hands of its people, and it cannot accept any external dictates."
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Earlier, on February 10, the Algerian Red Crescent announced that a new air bridge is being prepared to transport tons of aid to Syria in the near future.
For his part, the Speaker of the Algerian Parliament, Ibrahim Boughali, discussed on Friday, with the heads of parliamentary committees, ways to provide more support to the victims of the earthquake that struck Syria and Turkey on Monday.
The Council put forward some proposals, such as the allocation of a portion of the Parliament’s budget to those affected, opening a bank account to collect donations from associations and citizens who wish to contribute to this initiative, and running a medical convoy that includes the MPs who practice the medical profession.
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