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“Intl. conference on Syrian refugees’ return concludes”

Mohamad Ali
Press TV, Damascus

Participants in an international conference on Syrian refugees’ return have called for a series of measures to ease the process of the refugees' return to their homeland. During the two-day conference held in the Syrian capital, the participants also dismissed as unfair the unilateral sanctions imposed on the war-torn Syria.

The second and last day of the International conference on Syrian refugees ended on Thursday. Participants met on the sidelines of the event and discussed further cooperating in all sectors.

Twenty five countries took part in the two- day conference. The Syrian government said the US and its allies pressured many others not to attend.

The final communique urged respecting Syria’s sovereignty, independence and unity as well as continuing fight on terror. It also underlined that there is no military solution to the crisis.

Participants also rejected unilateral sanctions on Syria. The Syrian government announced full readiness to assist Syrian refugees to return back and exert all its efforts to ensure them a good life.

One of the main goals of this conference was to unmask the double standard policy of countries that claimed to care about Syrian refugees, but made no effort in that regard and even tried to block this event. The conference is a step taken to show that Syrian refugees are welcome home and that Syria in cooperation with its allies will spare no effort to meet their needs.

This year, the Syrian government issued several laws to facilitate return of refugees such as delaying military duty for them, repairing the infrastructure and restoring public services to areas hit by terrorism. The government has issued over 16 amnesty decrees since the crisis began.

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