President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem Al-Meslet visited the Stabilization Support Unit (SSU) in the Turkish city of Gaziantep where he met with activists, journalists, representatives of political parties, and civil associations. He discussed with them the measures that the General Assembly has recently made in the framework of reform, its objectives and subsequent steps.
Al-Meslet was accompanied by Vice President Abdulahad Astepho, Secretary of the political committee Abdel Majid Barakat, and members of the political committee Badr Jamous and Basma Mohammed.
Al-Meslet stressed that the General Assembly took bold decisions to make the reform process successful, adding that the goal of the process is to co-opt effective components on the ground in order to activate the SOC and strengthen participation with its social base.
Al-Meslet talked about the mechanism by which the reform process was carried out, which began by forming a committee to study the SOC’s by-law and suggest amendments. The suggestions were then presented to the political committee for discussion and were finally approved by the General Assembly.
Al-Meslet added that the SOC is currently seeking to complete the expansion process, which it started a few days ago through extensive consultations with institutions, revolutionary bodies, and unions in the liberated areas. He stressed that new groupings and bodies that could inject new blood into the SOC will be co-opted.
For their part, the SSU officials stressed the importance of the reform process, calling for clear mechanisms for co-opting the new components and setting standards for independent national personalities.
The SOC’s delegation emphasized the role of the youth and women as well as the need for them to participate in political work and to present them within the General Assembly and political committee.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)