PFLP delegation stops in Syria in Arab tour
A delegation from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, chaired by deputy chief Jamil Mizhir, meets with Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad as part of an Arab tour.
A delegation from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), chaired by deputy Secretary-General Jamil Mezher, met with Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Syria on Monday as part of an Arab tour.
The visit saw the parties discussing the situation in Palestine and the PFLP's efforts to put an end to the divide and unite Palestine, "and honing the strength of our people to resist the Zionist entity."
The PFLP underlined its full adherence to the historic rights of the Palestinian people and its support for Syria in its fight against the Israeli occupation, as well as its combat of the plans aimed at dividing it and robbing it of its resources.
The delegation expressed its "gratitude to the brotherly Syria in supporting the struggle of our people despite all that it is facing over its stance on the Palestinian cause."
Syria adhering to stance on Palestine
Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad affirmed his country's adherence to its position on the Palestinian cause "as a national issue and in support of the Palestinian people," stressing Damascus' commitment to foiling all the plans aimed at violating it while warning the enemies against committing any acts against the region.
The top Syrian diplomat also praised the PFLP's role against the Israeli occupation, reiterating Syria's support for the faction among all the other resistance factions in occupied Palestine. Furthermore, he saluted PFLP chief Ahmad Saadat, hailing his "steadfastness and role in the struggle."
This visit is the first after Jamil Mezher's election as PFLP Deputy Secretary-General. He was elected on May 20 after the 8th national congress of the PFLP.
The PFLP had announced on June 13 that Mezher and members of the Political Bureau left the Gaza Strip on a visit to Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon through the Rafah crossing.
The delegation, a senior PFLP official said in a statement, "will hold various summits and meet with several political figures and parties in Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria."
They will also go on a visit to the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria in order to check up on the Palestinian refugees in the two countries.
"One of the most important goals of the tour is to advance efforts to achieve reconciliation and restore national unity, strengthen the steadfastness of our people in the refugee camps, and look to improve their social and humanitarian conditions at all levels," the source said.