The Syrian National Coalition’s political committee on Thursday held its regular meeting with the chairmanship of President Anas al-Abda and the presence of Head of the Syrian Interim Government, Abdurrahman Mustafa. The committee discussed the latest political and on the ground developments in Syria.
The participants began the meeting with a discussion of the field and military report. They praised the opposition fighters for holding ground against Assad's forces and their allied sectarian militias as well as the intensifying aerial bombardment.
They also discussed the latest political developments, including the meeting that took place Wednesday in Istanbul between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. They stressed the role of the international community in establishing an immediate ceasefire, protecting civilians, and introducing humanitarian aid to those in need and the IDP.
Members and coordinators of the offices gave an overview of the work of the Coalition’s departments and committees. President al-Abda stressed the need to make every effort to implement the plans for the first quarter of 2020.
Participants in the meeting also discussed the recent meetings and visits to the delegations of friendly and sisterly countries as they praised the efforts made to strengthen relations with friendly states to achieve common interests.
For his part, SIG’s Head Abdurrahman Mustafa gave a briefing on the progress of SIG’s work, especially with regard to improving security and stability in the liberated areas as well as the opening of many services and judicial institutions in various towns and villages.
Mustafa stressed that SIG is continuing with its project to boost the sense of national belonging. He said that SIG continues to offer amnesty for people who were lured and who had not been involved in crimes. He pointed out that there is a group of people who are being investigated and will be released next week. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The office of the Syrian National Olympic Committee held its first founding conference for Syrian sportspeople and athletes in the headquarters of the Baytna Syrian organization in the Turkish city of Gaziantep. The move will be the beginning of similar conferences that will be held in the liberated areas and Turkish cities with the aim of organizing the Syrian sports activities and ensure the rights of Syrian clubs and athletes.
The conference was chaired by the Secretary-General of the Syrian Olympic Committee, Ahmed Al-Ali and was attended by the president and members of the Olympic Committee office in Gaziantep, in addition to athletes representing all sports.
The move came as part of the strategy and work plan of the Syrian National Olympic Committee aimed at developing and expanding the scope of sports activities, accrediting clubs, organizing activities, tournaments and events as well as offering courses for coaches and referees, and organizing club activities.
The conference discussed the work of the Office in the past year. Secretary Mohamed Qurunful, head of the office, Zakaria Hamdak, gave an overview of the programs and plans of the office. They also briefed the attendees on the mechanism for organizing the sports activities as well as the formal affiliation of clubs and athletes and setting up an archive for athletes in order to safeguard the rights of clubs and athletes.
The attendees put forward suggestions about the work program. They also discussed the work plan for the year 2020, the most prominent of which was holding a football league in the liberated areas and the provision of infrastructure and equipment for stadiums and gyms. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)
The Syrian embassy in the State of Qatar participated in the Doha International Book Fair with a variety of books documenting the events of the Syrian revolution and the struggle of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity. The books also highlighted the brutality of the Assad regime and its crimes against civilians, among other topics.
The Syrian Embassy’s pavilion received a group of officials and diplomats from the foreign missions in the Qatari capital, with the visitors showing a particular interest in the books.
The pavilion was also visited by Chairman of the Shura Council, the Minister of Education and Higher Education, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, the Minister of Justice, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs as well as ambassadors and media workers. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)