The 36th regular meeting of the Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly began on Saturday and is set to last two days in the Coalition’s headquarters in Istanbul.
On top of the agenda of the meetings are the situation on the ground in eastern Ghouta, Raqqa, and Deir Ezzor as well as the Coalition’s efforts to reach out to revolution forces at home through direct meetings with local councils and civil institutions as well as through the Syrian Interim Government (SIG).
Tabled for discussions are also preparations for the upcoming round of talks in Geneva and the Riyadh II conference. Member of the Coalition’s political committee Muhammad Dandal said that the Riyadh II conference would help the opposition prepare for the next round of talks in Geneva and put an end to the Assad regime and its allies’ allegations about a fragmented opposition.
President of the Coalition, Riad Seif, and the political committee will discuss the results of the Coalition’s recent visits to the United States and Europe. The meeting will also discuss the issue of the liberated areas, the performance of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), SIG’s takeover of the administration of border crossings, and efforts to establish a free national army. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)