President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Abdah met with the Norwegian envoy to Syria Knut Eiliv in the headquarters of the Syrian Coalition in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday.
The meeting discussed the course of a political solution in Syria and preparations for the upcoming talks be held in Astana and Geneva. Both sides stressed the need to restart negotiations to reach a political transition and to put an end to Assad’s war on the Syrian people, now in its sixth year.
Abdah underscored the need for concrete action by Europe and the United States to push the political process forward in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012. He also called for stepping up support of projects and programs being developed by the Syrian interim government in the liberated areas, especially in the areas of education, health and basic services.
Abdah highlighted the suffering and hardships facing the Syrian people in the areas besieged by the Assad regime forces and their allied foreign militias, calling for lifting the sieges and granting unhindered humanitarian access to these areas.
Abdah thanked the Norwegian envoy for supporting the Syrian people, especially Norway’s continued humanitarian support and its support in area of basic services.
Eiliv reiterated his country’s support for the Syrian Coalition and a real political transition in Syria as well as continued humanitarian support, especially for the besieged and affected areas. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)