The Presidential Body of the Syrian National Coalition on Wednesday convened to discuss the latest political and on the ground developments, including the situation in the liberated areas, including east of the Euphrates as well as the work of the Constitutional Committee. Participants included President Anas al-Abdah, his deputies and the Secretary General.
The participants discussed and approved a plan of action for the liberated areas as they renewed support for the work of the Syrian Interim Government. They stressed the importance of good governance and the establishment of a civil administration in the liberated areas.
Moreover, they stressed the importance of ensuring security and stability in these areas and the need to continue the work to build a national army in accordance with international standards and organize fair elections in the liberated areas.
The discussions also included the latest preparations for the first session of the work of the Constitutional Committee scheduled for late October at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
They reaffirmed the Coalition’s commitment to the principles of the Syrian Revolution and to reaching a political solution in accordance with the timetable set out in the relevant international resolutions, most notably the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Resolution 2254. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The Syrian National Coalition’s Department of Foreign Relations on Wednesday convened to discuss the latest developments in the work of the Constitutional Committee and the ongoing preparations for holding the first meeting of the Committee at the United Nations Office at Geneva. Joint Chairman of the Constitutional Committee, Hadi Al-Bahra, participated in the meeting.
The meeting discussed the provisions of the constitution and the visions resulting from the workshops held by representatives of the Syrian Negotiations Commission in the Constitutional Committee during its latest meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Al-Bahra said they stood ready to start the work of the Constitutional Committee, stressing that all Syrians today have the opportunity to lay the cornerstone in the dream of establishing a state that is based on justice and equality.
Al-Bahra pointed out that the Commission developed a set of important visions, especially those related to basic rights and freedoms, security and military institutions, the electoral process, and the mandate of the legislative, judicial and executive powers and ways to ensure their independence and that there is a separation of these powers.
Participants in the meeting reaffirmed the Coalition’s support for the work of the Constitutional Committee and the need to reach a political solution in accordance with the timetable set out in the relevant international resolutions, most notably the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Resolution 2254. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
A ministerial delegation from the Syrian Interim Government toured the town of Tell Abyad which the Syrian National Army (SNA) and the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) freed from the PYD militia three days ago as part of Operation Peace Spring. The tour aimed to assess the situation in and around the town and the needs of the population as well as to begin the restoration of security and stability.
The delegation included SIG’s Minister of Defense, Major General Salim Idris, Minister of Interior, Colonel Mohieldin Harmoush, and Minister of Local Administration and Services, Mohamed Suleiman.
The ministerial delegation toured the main streets of the town and talked to the citizens who offered them a warm welcome. The ministers drew up a list of their observations and the most urging needs.
Residents of the town stressed the need to activate local councils and establish a police force in order to provide services and restore security and stability.
The ministers stressed they would spare no effort to carry out SIG’s vision that is based on the empowerment of civil administration and good governance in Tell Abyad and the rest of the liberated areas east of the Euphrates. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)