President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif stressed the need to develop stronger relations with the European Union during a meeting with an EU foreign affairs advisor Lara Scarpitta at the headquarters of the Coalition in Istanbul on Monday.
Seif urged the EU for moral support to arrange quick and high-level visits to all EU countries. The new leadership of the Coalition will focus on boosting confidence and enhancing the Coalition’s credibility in the eyes of the Syrian people, Seif said.
“We nourish positive expectations, and now we have an opportunity to prove ourselves to the Syrian people,” Seif said. He referred to “a 100-day plan to improve the performance of the Syrian Coalition, expand representation, and reach out to all civil and military groups and forces of the Syrian revolution and the opposition.”
Seif stressed that this plan will help the Coalition play a leading role and enable it to engage in a political process and achieve a political solution that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people.
Seif thanked the European Union for the support it provides to the Syrian interim government. He described the EU’s support as very important in light of the fact that the Assad regime’ war against the Syrian people has so far displaced nearly 14 million people and killed and wounded hundreds of thousands more. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)