The Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly concluded its 37th regular meeting on Sunday. It strongly condemned the brutal massacres being committed by the Assad regime and its allies against Syrian civilians.
The General Assembly stressed the need for the international community to urgently intervene to stop the brutal attacks on Syrian civilians, especially in Idlib, Hama and eastern Ghouta. Members of the Assembly agreed to communicate with the concerned countries to ensure the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement as the starting point for reaching any political solution.
The members reaffirmed commitment to the UN-led Geneva negotiations as the natural track for a political solution. It stressed it will continue efforts with the international organizations and other parties, especially the United States, to assume their hoped-for role in exerting pressure on the Assad regime to force it to abide by international resolutions on Syria and initiate the formation of a Transitional Governing Body (TGB) and a transitional phase as well as the institutions that will emerge from them.
After extensive discussions, the General Assembly reaffirmed support for the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) as part of the Coalition and its executive arm inside Syrian territory. It stressed it will continue to seek support and funding for SIG from friendly countries and other donors. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)
A delegation of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, headed by Nasr Hariri, on Monday met with the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and with Head of the Middle East Unit in the European Commission Michael Miller.
The meetings came as part of a visit by the Commission to the European Union. The two sides exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria, especially with regards to the humanitarian aspect.
Both sides stressed that the Assad regime should not be allowed to take on the distribution of EU aid deliveries inside Syria and the need to deliver humanitarian aid to those in need and in besieged areas.
Hariri urged the European Union representative to convey the details of the suffering of Syrian civilians as a result of bombing and siege by the Assad regime, Russia and the Iranian militias to the EU member states. He also urged the EU to take the necessary measures to put an end to the atrocities being committed by the Assad regime and its allies against the Syrian people.
Mogherini stressed that the EU sanctions on the Assad regime will not be lifted before political transition in Syria is achieved and UN Security Council resolution 2254 and the Geneva Communiqué of 2012 are fully implemented. She recommended the participation of civil society groups in the Brussels conference due to be held in April. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)