President of the Syrian Coalition, Anas al-Abda, sent a letter to British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Dominic Raab, to thank him for his country’s support for the Syrian people and their revolution for freedom and dignity.
President al-Abda expressed his “highest appreciation for the efforts exerted by the United Kingdom government and people who warmly welcomed the Syrian refugees fleeing the crimes committed by the Assad regime and its terrorist militias.”
President al-Abda underlined the critical importance of the United Kingdom and other major actors to put an end to the ongoing killings and terrorism against the Syrian people through the establishment of ceasefire and reaching a political solution in accordance with the UN resolutions, which will enable Syrian refugees to return to their homeland.
Moreover, President al-Abda pointed to the importance of assisting Syrian civilians through the Coalition’s official institutions, namely the Syrian Interim Government and the Assistance Coordination Unit as key to supporting the resilience of the Syrian people.
President al-Abda pointed out that the Syrian revolution is going through a critical stage, adding that the Syrian people need support in order to enable them overcome the dire circumstances they are going through and build a state that is based on freedom, justice and good governance. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The Syrian National Coalition’s political committee on Thursday held its regular meeting to discuss the results of the work of the offices and committees as well as the important meetings the Coalition has recently held with the major actors inside Syria as well as with sisterly and friendly states.
The meeting begun with a talk about the Coalition’s recent tour to the liberated areas where it met with commanders of the Syrian National Army as well as Syrian civil society and organizations operating in the region. The committee stressed the importance of strengthening communication and the opening of new channels to meet the needs and overcome the difficulties facing the civilian population in the liberated areas.
Participants in the meeting stressed the need to make the administrative experience in the liberated areas a success by enabling the Syrian Interim Government to carry out its vision for the formation of a national army, improving services, and the development of plan for holding elections under international supervision.
Participants also reviewed the results of the Coalition’s visit to the United States and the meetings it held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting. A Coalition delegation met with officials and ambassadors of sisterly and friendly states and talked about the importance of the full implementation of UN Security Council resolution 2254 according to the sequence set out in the resolution which begins with the formation of a Transitional Governing Body (TGB).
The Coalition delegation made it clear that the drafting of a new constitution is not enough to bring about a real political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254.
The Coalition delegation also met with international organizations as the delegation called for the provision of urgent humanitarian and medical assistance to civilians in the areas being subjected to bombardment by the Assad regime and its backers.
Moreover, the Coalition delegation met with the Syrian community in the United States. The meeting focused on the importance of the community's role in pressing for firm positions towards achieving the aspirations of the Syrian people and confronting Iran’s subversive role in Syria. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)