Vice-President of the Syrian National Coalition, Oqab Yahya, met with French political advisor on Syria, Fabrice Desplechin and discussed with him the latest field and political developments in Syria. The Coalition’s Secretary-General Abdelbaset Abdullatif and a member of the political committee Yahya Maktabi took part in the meeting.
Yahya stressed the need for the international community to intervene in order to impose a ceasefire and stop the onslaught being launched by the Assad regime and its allies on Idlib province. He called on France to take serious positions that prevent the obstruction of the political process.
The meeting also touched on the work of the Constitutional Committee in Geneva. Yahya pointed to the importance of discussing the rest of the baskets in parallel with the work of the Constitutional Committee. He also stressed the need to implement international resolutions, especially the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Resolution 2254 in the order contained in those resolutions.
Abdullatif talked about the work of the Syrian Interim Government and its vision for managing the liberated areas. He pointed out that the Ministry of Local Administration has formed local councils in the towns of Tel Abyad and Ras Al-Ayn in Raqqa province. He stressed the need for the local population to be allowed to manage their areas by themselves.
Abdullatif said that efforts are underway to ensure security and stability, form a local police force, and establish an independent judiciary in the newly liberated areas.
Both sides stressed the strong relationship between the Syrian and French people as they stressed the need to strengthen that relationship and to continue coordination with the Coalition in order to exchange ideas and viewpoints. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)