The Syrian Interim Government’s Minister of Defense, Major General Salim Idris, conducted a field tour to positions and formations of the Syrian National Army and the Military Police Corps where he met with officers and commanders as part of SIG’s efforts to maintain security and strengthen stability in the liberated areas and build a professional army.
Members of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmad Shehadi and Najib Rahmoun met with the Director of the Military Police Corps at the headquarters of the Military Police.
Participants in the meetings stressed the importance of all institutions combining their efforts for the success of SIG’s plan of action which gives priority to the maintenance of security and the building of a professional army in accordance with international standards.
For his part, Idris stressed the need to incorporate all the military formations deployed in the liberated areas into the Syrian National Army and restructuring it according to the new formation.
Idris also called for addressing the security issues in order to prevent any security breach or bombings in civilian areas. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
Members of the Syrian National Coalition met with members of the Syrian Islamic Council in the town of al-Bab in northern rural Aleppo. Both sides discussed the humanitarian crisis in Idlib resulting from the Assad regime and Russia’s onslaught on the region and the Coalition’s ongoing efforts to ensure protection of civilians and an end to the shelling on Idlib.
Participants in the meeting included members of the Coalition Ahmed Shehadi and Najib Rahmoun as well as Director of the Office of the Syrian Islamic Council in Syria Sheikh Abdullah Rahal.
Rahmoun talked about the Coalition’s work mechanism which focuses on the presence in the liberated areas through its offices and executive institutions, most notably the Syrian Interim Government.
Rahmoun pointed out that the Coalition seeks to strengthen the relationship with the revolutionary institutions and organizations operating in the liberated areas and which share the same goals.
Moreover, Rahmoun stressed the importance of the unification of efforts to support the steadfastness of the opposition fighters in Idlib, fend off the Assad regime and Russian onslaught on the region, and provide assistance to the hundreds of thousands of IDP. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The delegation of the Syrian Negotiations Commission headed by Nasr al-Hariri met the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on the sidelines of the meetings of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York on Sunday.
The two sides discussed the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Idlib resulting from the brutal bombardment being carried out by Assad regime and Russia forces on the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria and the developments in the political process.
The Commission's delegation called for the EU to assume a firm political position to prevent attacks on civilians in the region and increase humanitarian support for civilians in the areas being subjected to attacks by Assad forces and its backers, especially in Idlib.
The delegation reaffirmed its commitment to the political process as they stressed the importance of reaching a political solution in accordance with the international resolutions, most notably the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254.
For her part, Mogherini stressed that Europe's policies did not change, stressing that the international community will not re-engage the Assad regime or support rebuilding in Syria without a political solution ensuring a real political transition and the return of refugees. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
Member of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmed Shehadi, met with Head of the Free Trade Unions in Aleppo, Sakher Al-Ali, at the Coalition’s office in rural Aleppo. The two sides discussed the importance of the development of the Union activities and the women activities in the liberated areas.
Participants in the meeting discussed the Union’s mechanism of work as they stressed the need to develop an internal system for its work and the need for coordination with all other trade unions, sub-unions and craftsmen in the liberated areas. They also discussed the contribution of the Coalition in supporting the work of trade union.
Shehadi stressed the Coalition’s interest and its follow-up on the work of the Free Trade Union Unions in Aleppo, underscoring the importance of its role in organizing the trade union and women's activities in the liberated areas.
Shehadi pointed to the need to develop the plan of action and the vision for the development of the work of trade unions, noting that the success of the work of the Union will reflect positively on the economic and social reality in the region.
Sakher said that a women's union was formed to organize the women's activities in the liberated areas as he stressed the important role of women in Syrian society and the need to ensure their participation in all sectors.
The two sides agreed to continue communication and coordination with the aim of creating a distinguished model for the work of trade unions in the liberated areas. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)