The 54th meeting of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) General Assembly began simultaneously in the towns of Azaz and Istanbul via video-conference on Tuesday.
SOC’s President opened the meeting by observing a minute of silence for the fallen heroes of the Syrian Revolution. The SOC’s Secretary-General Abdelbaset Abdullatif read out the set of recommendations submitted by the political committee for approval, after which he read out the agenda of the meeting, which focus on the field, political, humanitarian and health situation in northwestern Syria.
The Assembly will review reports by ministers of the Syrian Interim Government detailing their work and activities in the last period. It will also assess the work of the SOC’s executive institutions.
The Assembly will also discuss the conditions of the internally 0displaced people and ways to meet their needs, the coronavirus fallout, and the SOC’s efforts to secure vaccines for the population in the liberated areas.
Moreover, the Assembly will discuss ways to ensure the activation of the work of all baskets laid out in the political process in parallel with the work of the Constitutional Committee, especially the Transitional Governing Body.
The agenda also included a discussion of the Arab and international relations against the backdrop of the latest political and international developments, especially the Gulf reconciliation and US elections.
The Assembly will also discuss the Western sanctions against the Assad regime and its backers and ways to ensure full implementation of these sanctions as essential to forcing the Assad regime to comply with UN resolutions, most importantly the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Resolution 2254, while stressing that these sanctions do not affect civilians or relief and medical supplies. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)