Vice-President of the Syrian National Coalition, Dima Moussa, and Head of the Syrian Interim Government, Abdurrahman Mustafa, participated in a seminar organized by the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research in Turkey under the title ‘stability and reconstruction in Syria.’
Other participants in the event included Head of the Syrian Tribal Council, Rami al-Doush, Head of the Syrian Turkoman Council, Wajih Juma, representative of the Syrian Association for the Dignity of the Citizen Labib Nahas, media activists and researchers, and diplomats from the foreign embassies in Ankara.
Vice-president Moussa talked about the latest developments in the political process, pointing out that the political process stalled because of the Assad regime’s refusal to engage in it seriously and its continued military operations against the liberated areas as well as the bombing of residential areas and medical facilities.
With regard to the work of the Constitutional Committee, Moussa said that the Committee is a gateway to a political solution, describing it as an opportunity to test the seriousness of the international community in finding a sustainable solution in Syria through a real political transition.
Moreover, Moussa stressed that this solution must be reached through an inclusive political process in accordance with UN resolutions, which requires the discussion of the rest of the baskets mentioned in UN Security Council resolution 2254 in parallel tracks. She pointed out that this requires a safe, neutral environment and addressing the issue of detainees. Without achieving all of the above, the results of the work of the Constitutional Committee would have no meaning, she added.
For his part, SIG’s Head Mustafa talked about the importance of SIG’s efforts to manage the liberated areas and its consolidation of its vision of civil administration and good governance. He also talked about SIG’s efforts to ensure security and stability as well as providing the best services to the population, especially in the areas of health and education.
Mustafa pointed out that SIG has established judicial institutions with the aim of achieving stability and maintaining order as well as dealing with complaints brought against the members of the armed opposition.
Mustafa also talked about the important results of Operation Peace Spring, noting that the east of the Euphrates region needed decisive intervention. He said that the the implementation of the relevant agreements will pave the way for the development and reconstruction of Syria’s north and building institutions that represent and protect Syrians as well as contribute to supporting a comprehensive political solution.
Further, Mustafa stressed that SIG’s work is important as it complements the work of the Constitutional Committee and the political process in general. He stressed the need to continue to exert international pressure on the Assad regime until reaching a political solution leading to the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 2254 and to take irreversible steps with regard to bringing about genuine political transition. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)