A delegation led by Hadi Al-Bahra, President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), comprising President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Badr Jamous, and Head of the Syrian Interim Government, Abdurrahman Mustafa, visited the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Turkish capital, Ankara, in response to an official invitation. They were received by Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan.
During the meeting, both sides discussed the latest developments on the ground and the political situation in Syria, as well as the ongoing hardships faced by Syrians in all regions of the country, particularly in liberated areas. They also addressed the conditions of Syrian refugees in Türkiye and around the world.
Additionally, the discussions encompassed the stagnant political process in Geneva and strategies to reinvigorate it, with the aim of implementing UN resolutions on Syria, notably UN Resolutions 2118 and 2254, in order to realize the political transition that the Syrian people aspire to achieve.
The situation in northern Syria was a key focus, with the SOC emphasizing the necessity of improving living conditions and economic prospects in the region. They stressed the importance of bolstering the capabilities of the Syrian Interim Government to provide essential services to the local population and create a secure environment conducive to stability, investment, and job opportunities.
In his remarks, the Turkish Foreign Minister reiterated Türkiye’s unwavering support for the Syrian people and their legitimate demands. He emphasized Türkiye’s continuous efforts to reach a political solution in accordance with UN Resolution 2254, one that satisfies the Syrian people, ensures a safe, neutral, and stable environment, and serves as a starting point for the dignified, secure, and voluntary return of all refugees.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)