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General Union of Peasants

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General Union of Peasants
Full nameGeneral Union of Peasants
Native nameالاتحاد العام للفلاحين
Founded1964[1]
AffiliationNational Progressive Front
Key peopleAhmed Saleh Ibrahim, Secretary General
Office locationDamascus, Syria
CountrySyria
Websitehttp://www.alfalahen.org.sy/

The General Union of Peasants (GUP) is the sole organisation/industry association for farmers in Syria. Founded in 1964, the Union was formed from numerous agricultural cooperatives that had been active in Syria since 1943.[2]

The Union distributes a magazine relating to the activities and goals of the union, this magazine is called "The Journal of the Struggle of the Peasants".[3]

The union is closely linked with the ruling Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and is a member of the National Progressive Front.[2] In 2018 the union held a ceremony to celebrate the 54th anniversary of its establishment in Damascus. In the ceremony, Secretary General Ahmed Saleh Ibrahim further emphasized loyalty to the Politics of Syria/Syrian government. Numerous high-ranking members of the ruling Ba'ath party attended the ceremony.[4]

References

  1. ^ "الإتحاد العام للفلاحين". alfalahen.org.sy. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  2. ^ a b Mohannad Orfali - phpline@gmail.com - 00963 933 878 476. "الاتحاد العام للفلاحين". pnf.org.sy. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  3. ^ "مجلة نضال الفلاحين". alfalahen.org.sy. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  4. ^ "برعاية الرئيس الأسد... الاتحاد العام للفلاحين يقيم احتفالا مركزيا بمناسبة العيد الـ54 لتأسيسه- فيديو". S A N A. Retrieved 2019-08-26.


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