Students' Parliament Discusses Role of Youth in Enriching Political Life
Writer/Source: Sana (2/5/2012)
Speaker of People's Assembly Mahmoud al-Abrash stressed the importance of the Students' Parliament in pushing political life forward and discussing issues related to the youth, adding that the youth in Syria are the present and the future as they have creative ability and thoughts.
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Al-Abrash was speaking at the opening session of the Students' Parliament held at the headquarters of the People's Assembly on Tuesday.
He said that Syria is paying the price of its national stances and support to the Palestinian cause and the Arab resistance in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq, indicating that the most important thing regarding the next elections of People's Assembly is developing the homeland and exerting sincere efforts to build the renewed Syria.
He hailed the comprehensive reform program announced by the leadership in Syria, manifested in issuing a new constitution for the country that guarantee political and party plurality and the emergence of new political parties that will enrich the democratic and political life.
Al-Abrash stressed that the Syrian people are able to overcome the crisis and they will come out of the crisis stronger thanks to their awareness and their rallying around their leadership.
The session dealt with educational, services and social issues that concern the youth and means of overcoming problems.
The members discussed the necessity of engaging the students in the process of decision-making, stressing the need for paying more attention to practical studies and establishing development projects and research centers to inspect the youth's problems and aspirations through field reports.
They also discussed the importance of finding solutions and taking measures to reduce unemployment among the youth.
In statement to SANA, Member of the Executive Bureau at the National Union of Syria's Students and Head of the initiative of Students' Parliament, Darin Suleiman, said that the initiative aimed at shedding light on the importance of the legislative authority in the current stage and its role in conveying the citizens' voice to those in charge, in addition to raising the awareness of youth and enhancing their role in parliamentary life.
She added that the parliament organized a number of workshops to provide youth with information about the legislative authority and its connection to the executive authority which encourage students to practice their right to elect and select the one who represent their aspirations.
The Parliament started activities with the constitutional oath and the election of Douraid al-Kurdi as Speaker and Mohammad Awwad and Issa al-Khedr as Secretaries
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