President of the Syrian Coalition Anas al-Abdah met with head of the Supreme Council of the Syrian Revolution Motei’ al-Butain in Istanbul today to discuss the latest political developments on Syria, especially the ongoing Geneva negotiations.
The meeting was attended by members of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee and Secretary-General Abdul Ilah al-Fahad. The meeting discussed the regime’s repeated violations of the truce, and the Syrian Coalition praised the return of anti-regime protests to the streets of Syria’s cities and towns.
Both sides also discussed the important role of the judiciary bodies in enhancing security and resolving disputes among people in liberated areas. The Supreme Council of the Syrian Revolution suggested that the Syrian Coalition move its institutions, especially the interim government, to liberated areas. This move, the Council said, would allow these institutions to come closer to the people and utilize competent individuals in liberated areas.
Both sides agreed to develop a plan to promote ties between the political and revolutionary institutions of the revolution at home and abroad.
The Supreme Council of the Syrian Revolution is one of the first institutions that were formed in the wake of the revolution. It has members both in Syria and in neighboring countries. The Council has a six-member political bureau and conducts periodic elections at the leadership and the political bureau levels. (Source: Syrian Coalition)