The Syrian National Coalition’s Department of Institutions and Governmental Affairs convened to discuss the latest developments in the work of the Interim Syrian Government (SIG) in the liberated areas.
SIG’s Head Abdurrahman Mustafa talked about the tour he and SIG’s ministers conducted to towns and villages in the liberated areas. He gave and overview of services and effective institutions in all sectors and the mechanisms of work.
Mustafa pointed out that there were still many challenges facing the reality of work and civilians in the liberated areas. He added that SIG’s ministers are working to find appropriate solutions, achieve the goals and vision laid out by SIG to manage the liberated areas, and improve stability and security.
Moreover, Mustafa talked about the progress made in unifying the opposition armed groups, the latest of which was the merger between the Syrian National Army and the National Liberation Front. He stressed they were carrying on with the efforts to establish a professional national army in accordance with international standards.
The Department reaffirmed the role of the Coalition in supporting SIG’s efforts and assisting it through the offices of the Coalition and its committees with the aim of achieve a complementary role between the two sides at the political and administrative levels. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The Syrian National Coalition’s Department of Foreign Relations, the Office of Strategic Consulting, and the Office of Studies met to discuss the basic elements in the rules of procedure of the Constitutional Committee. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced the formation of the Committee on the sidelines of the 74th meeting of the UN General Assembly in September.
Participants in the meeting stressed the importance of abiding by the rules of procedure governing and facilitating the work of the Committee and its timetable. They called on the international community to ratchet up pressure on the Assad regime and not to allow it to disrupt the political process.
Moreover, the participants stressed the United Nations’ important role in the political process in its entirety, stressing the need to continue to deal positively with the United Nations which oversees the work of the Committee in Geneva, Switzerland.
They also stressed that though the Committee will help revitalize the political process, it will not obviate the need to implement international resolutions on Syria, most importantly the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council Resolution 2254 in the sequence set out in those resolutions.
The participants also stressed the need to join ranks and work with everyone to produce a clear picture of the new constitution of the country guaranteeing the rights of all Syrian citizens and forming the groundwork for the work of the Transitional Governing Body (TGB) and the holding of fair, free elections under the auspices of the United Nations. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The Syrian members of the Joint Syrian-Turkish Joint Committee held its regular meeting to discuss the work of the Committee and the results of its efforts to help the Syrian nationals residing in Turkey. Participants in the meeting included President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas Al-Abda.
The participants discussed the requests that were submitted to the Committee and laid out a plan to sort out the new cases so as to make it easier to work on them with the Turkish authorities in accordance with the priorities already agreed upon with the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management.
Members of the Syrian team indicated that the Committee resolved many of the issues it received in accordance with recent instructions from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management and the Turkish Ministry of the Interior.
They pointed out that the Committee provided many facilitations and services to Syrian nationals, stressing that its primary goal is to legally cover the residency of Syrian nationals in Turkey. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)