A delegation from the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) and the Syrian Negotiations Commission met with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and discussed with him the latest field developments and humanitarian conditions in Syria. They also discussed the political process which has stalled due to the Assad regime’s refusal to seriously engage to achieve a genuine political transition in Syria.
The delegation comprised SOC’s President Salem al-Meslet, President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Badr Jamous, Co-chair of the Constitutional Committee Hadi al-Bahra, Head of the Syrian interim government Abdurrahman Mustafa, and members of the Negotiations Commission Ibrahim Berro and Fadwa al-Ujaili.
In attendance was also the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen. The discussions focused on the importance of revitalizing the political process and discussing all the tracks laid out in UN Resolution 2254. They also stressed the importance of preventing the Assad regime from further obstructing the negotiations and overcoming the negative role of Russia.
Moreover, the two sides discussed the UN envoy’s “step for step” proposal as they stressed the need to develop a clear vision for this proposal in line with UN resolutions on Syria, which in essence aim to achieve a real political transition in the country. They also talked about “early recovery” and the importance of it to include all Syrians, especially those in the liberated areas.
The two sides stressed the importance of renewing the UN resolution on the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria; stepping up support for the education, healthcare and refugees; and ensuring the release of detainees and the disclosure of the fate of the forcibly disappeared in the prisons of the Assad regime.
(Source: SOC’s media department)