The 19th session of the General Assembly meetings has begun today in Istanbul. Developments on the ground and the military situation on all fronts across Syria topped the agenda of the meeting.
“The Assad regime’s ongoing and systematic killing, detaining and starving of Syrian civilians requires us to honor our commitments towards the Syrian Revolution and to put the interests of our people above everything else,” President Khoja said in the opening speech.
He points to the importance of developing and exploring ways to qualify the revolution so that the Syrian people and the world see in an alternative for the murderous Assad regime. He also points to the need to utilize the results of the intra-opposition consultative meetings, most notably the National Covenant Document that lays out a roadmap for a new democratic Syria, and the civil peace and transitional justice projects.
Interim Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Salim Idris and the FSA’s chief of the General Staff Brigadier Abdul-Karim al-Ahmad briefed the conferees on the military situation on the battlefronts all across Syria.
It is worth noting that the meetings will last three days, during which the General Assembly will discuss the draft of basic principles for a political settlement, and will discuss reports submitted by the presidential committee, the interim government and the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU). The conferees will also discuss the Cairo and Moscow latest meetings, national dialogue, and will approve amendments to some articles of the Syrian Coalition’s bylaws. (Source: Syrian Coalition)