The Syrian National Coalition’s Al-Jazeera and Euphrates Committee on Saturday met with with rights activists and civil bodies in the eastern region to discuss the Coalition’s vision for the eastern region and the safe zone.
Participants in the meeting held an open discussion to outline the visions and mechanisms regarding the region and its management. They stressed the importance of the establishment of bodies and institutions that would enable the local population to manage their areas. They also stressed the need to form police and security forces to control security in the next phase.
Moreover, the participants stressed the importance of forming local councils in the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Raqqa and Al-Hasakah ensuring adequate representation of the population of the region through elections. They reiterated rejection of the presence of the PYD militia which are committing crimes and violations against civilians.
The Coalition’s Vice-president and Coordinator of the Committee, Oqab Yahya said that the Coalition sees civilians and their protection as a priority in all its activities. He noted that the Committee is seeking to restore stability in the eastern region with the aim of enabling the displaced people to return to their areas of origin.
Yahya pointed out that the establishment of a civil administration in the liberated areas will contribute to the restoration of security and justice, uphold the principles of the Syrian revolution of freedom and dignity for all civilians; and provide a model for the rest of the Syrian regions.
The participants put forward a number of important suggestions that the Committee will study and utilize in its ongoing work to finalize its vision for the region. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)