President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem al-Meslet, gave a briefing to the General Assembly at its 63rd regular meeting which begun on Thursday.
Al-Meslet stressed the need to overcome differences and work together in order to establish a pluralistic democratic state that embraces all citizens, and ensures the interests of all groups, sects and ethnicities.
Al-Meslet also stressed the need to strengthen the role of Syrian women and support their empowerment in all political, social and economic fields. He pointed out that Syrian women have a major role in the Syrian revolution and in the Syrians’ struggle for freedom and dignity.
Moreover, Al-Meslet spoke about the SOC’s insistence on completing its reform plan by representing all Syrians, and co-opting new personalities representing all the Syrian communities, revolutionary unions, syndicates and bodies. He made it clear that that there is a plan to enhance the work of the SOC’s departments, offices and committees by injecting fresh blood into them and reshuffling their members.
Al-Meslet indicated that the SOC is seeking to step up its visits and meetings in the coming days with the institutions of the Syrian revolution, events and groupings, and to pay more attention to the problems facing Syrians in the liberated areas and in the host countries.
Al-Meslet also stressed the need to support the work of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, in which the SOC constitutes the largest bloc, and to attend all conferences and meetings being held on Syria to defend the Syrian’ cause and the demands of the Syrian people.
He stressed that the SOC will step up its meetings with the major actors in Syria, and put forward initiatives and solutions to get the Syrian file out of the impasse caused by the Assad regime, in order to achieve the full political transition in line with UN resolutions, most notably the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolutions. 2118 and 2254.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)