The delegation of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) and the Syrian Negotiations Commission met with the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, and discussed with him the latest field and political developments in Syria on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The delegation stressed the importance of revitalizing the political process and opening all baskets laid out in UN Resolution 2254 in order to end the political deadlock caused by the Assad regime and its enablers.
The delegation pointed to the importance of ratcheting up pressure on Russia and the Assad regime to resume the sessions of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, and not to give in to attempts to derail the political process from its main goals.
The delegation called for a more detailed explanation of the step-by-step proposal, stressing that the proposition is still ambiguous. They added that the Assad regime’s arrival in Geneva to participate in the constitutional process cannot be considered a step, stressing that the regime must genuinely engage in discussing the constitutional issues and making progress in them.
The delegation stressed the need to work on activating the process of accountability and establishing an international mechanism for the release of detainees and disclosing the fate of those forcibly disappeared in the prisons of the Assad regime.
(Source: SOC’s media department)