Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Nasr Al-Hariri, met with the Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, at the headquarters of the Arab League in New York. He called for an active Arab role in Syria as he pressed the League for serious, firm positions towards what is befalling civilians across Syria, especially in Idlib province.
The two sides discussed the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the “de-escalation zone” in northwestern Syria, especially the critical situation in Idlib as a result of the military campaign the Assad regime and its backers have launched in the region since late April. They also discussed the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ announcement of the formation of the Constitutional Committee.
Al-Hariri stressed the need for an Arab action to stop the ongoing “carnage” in Syria; work towards a nationwide ceasefire; and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid. He reasserted the Syrian people’s right to freedom, dignity, and a real democratic change.
Moreover, Al- Hariri pointed out that the Assad regime still insists on using brute force to suppress the Syrian people’s revolution, counting on the help form its backers to pursue a bloody military solution.
Al-Hariri expressed his hope that the Constitutional Commission will pave the way for a real political transition in the country, stressing that this transition can be achieved through the full implementation of UN resolution 2254.
He pointed to the need to address the other important issues included in the resolution, especially the release of detainees and the establishment of a safe, neutral environment. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)