The Syrian National Coalition’s political committee on Thursday held its periodic meeting with the chairmanship of President Anas al-Abda. The meeting brought together Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Nasr al-Hariri and Co-chair of the Constitutional Committee Hadi al-Bahra who discussed the situation in Idlib and the latest developments in the political process.
The agenda of the meeting included an assessment of the situation on the ground by the Liaison and Military Studies Office and the military situation in Idlib and rural Aleppo following the collapse of the truce agreement announced in Ankara by the Russian and Turkish presidents. The truce collapsed as a result of the refusal of the regime and its sponsors to fulfill their obligations towards this agreement.
With regard to the political developments, participants in the meeting discussed the suspension of the meetings of the Constitutional Committee due to the regime’s rejection of the political solution and its pursuit of a bloody military solution as well as its refusal to receive the UN special envoy Geir Pedersen to agree on a date and an agenda for the next round of talks.
The political committee called on the international community to exert pressure the Assad regime to implement UN Security Council resolutions and to seriously engage in the negotiation process.
President Al-Abda talked about the results of the meeting with the Kurdish National Council as he gave an overview of the opinions of both sides and the need to adhere to the document and understanding between the two sides.
A briefing was provided to the political committee on the meeting that took place with US officials who reaffirmed their country’s continued position to isolate the regime politically, prevent any attempt to normalize relations with it, keep the sanctions on individuals and entities involved in the killing and mass displacement of the Syrian people and the destruction of their towns and villages.
With regards to the joint Syrian-Turkish Committee to follow up on the affairs of the Syrian nationals in Turkey, members of the Committee indicated that the Committee has so far received 10,300 requests, of which 96% were processed. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)