| 10.03,12. 06:07 PM |
SNC Supports the Formation of the Syrian Businessmen Council
Farah News Online: The Syrian National Council (SNC) praises the formation of the Syrian Businessmen Council (SBC), announced on Thursday, March 8, 2012. The SNC believes this to be an important milestone in the Revolution, whereby the business community is taking a clear position against the Assad regime. Furthermore, this alliance not only indicates a genuine will to overthrow the regime, but presents a solid commitment by the business community to rebuild Syria’s economy and sustain a transition to a new Syria.
The SBC was founded based on extensive communications and networking to build trust within the political, economic, formal, and informal bodies both in the region and worldwide to present an example of the mentality that will prevail in the new Syria. The SBC expressed its full support for the SNC’s efforts to achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people to build a free, democratic, and civil state based on the rule of law. In its statement, the SBC asserted that it “aims to provide all forms of unconditional support for the Syrian people, to ensure the transition to peace and security, and to assure its confidence that Syria's sons and daughters will not be abandoned in the present and future.” The SBC includes a number of business leaders and economists, both inside Syria and abroad, who are able to rebuild Syria. The SBC went on to say, “We reassure the Syrian people and the world that the future Syria will be economically and technically strong, and will be managed with a high degree of competence. Economic support will be channeled in support of the Syrian people and their interests, and to assure other nations’ investments in the future Syria.”
The SNC emphasizes that the main role of entrepreneurs lies in supporting the Syrian Revolution and founding a strong economic alternative that supports societal and state institutions, encourages investment, and seeks sustainable development after the fall of Assad. The SNC calls on all Syrian business leaders to join them to completely isolate the regime. The SNC further calls on all public-sector employees, especially those in key governmental positions, to defect, join the call for a transition to democracy, support the move to a free economy, and the rebuild the homeland for all.