The Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly on Saturday concluded its 43rd session. The Assembly discussed the situation in the refugees and IDP camps and the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in this harsh winter. It also discussed the moves and contacts made by the political committee with the concerned agencies to urge assistance to the affected refugees and alleviate their suffering. Topics of discussions also included the issue of detainees and the work of the National Commission on Detainees and Missing Persons in this regard.
The Assembly discussed the latest developments in Idlib and the possible repercussions of the ongoing attempts by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham militant group to take control of the liberated areas in their entirety as well as the rebel infighting and its possible repercussions.
The Coalition reasserted its position that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham is a terrorist group that needs to be entirely eliminated from Idlib and in any other region in accordance with the popular will expressing its outright rejection of this group and its actions.
The Assembly stressed the need to find a radical solution for this problem through agreement and cooperation with Turkish friends to protect the civilians and prevent the Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian allies from unleashing a major offensive under the pretext of fighting terrorism in the region.
The Assembly reaffirmed the Coalition’s commitment to Syria’s geographic and political unity, eliminate the terrorist organizations, to emphasize effective partnership with all forces on the ground, and strengthen relations with Turkish friends in this vital region.
Moreover, the General Assembly expressed its outright rejection of decision by some countries to restore ties with the Assad regime under pretexts that are not compatible with the political solution. The Assembly warned that such moves would have negative repercussions.
The Coalition reaffirmed a political transition as the basis for a political solution. It welcomed the latest remarks by the UN Secretary General and the new UN envoy to Syria reiterating commitment to a political solution and to achieve real breakthroughs in the political process in issues other than the constitution and elections. It said that the political process must address the issues that are the core of the political transition and its requirements.
The Coalition reiterated insistence on the Geneva process as the only track for political solution in Syria through a genuine political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)