The Syrian Opposition Opposition’s (SOC) General Assembly began the 62nd session which saw the participation of eight new members representing the provincial councils, local councils, and the Association of Independent Syrian Kurds.
SOC’s President, Salem Al-Meslet, welcomed the new members as he stressed that the SOC is continuing the reform plan in order to complete the expansion of the SOC by co-opting representatives of the revolutionary bodies, institutions, the youth and women.
Al-Meslet stressed the importance of preserving the unified decision and the position of the Syrian revolution and opposition, as well as overcoming all differences to continue defending the cause of the Syrians and their demands for freedom, dignity and democracy.
He pointed out that the SOC is seeking to intensify international meetings with the aim of revitalizing the political process and implementing UN resolutions to reach a full political transition and achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom, dignity and democracy.
Moreover, Al-Meslet gave an overview on the international and regional meetings that the SOC has held in recent weeks, stressing that there is a push towards condemning the Assad regime and holding it accountable, but this push is still lacking seriousness.
He stressed that the issue of detainees and the forcibly disappeared was at the top of the agenda of all the SOC’s meetings, adding that the SOC demanded ratcheting up pressure on the Assad regime to release all detainees and disclose the fate of the forcibly disappeared.
Members of the General Assembly voted to appoint engineer Hayel Al-Killlish as Minister of Agriculture in the Syrian Interim Government.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)