The Syrian National Coalition’s Department of Foreign Relations held its periodic meeting on Tuesday. The meeting, which brought together members of the Coalition’s department and managers of regional offices, focused on the extremely dire conditions in Idlib and the latest political developments.
Participants in the meeting discussed the plight of the internally displaced people in northwestern Syria as they noted the important efforts made to raise the level of the humanitarian response and the experience of the United Nations with it as well as the decision to increase the number of humanitarian aid trucks from 50 trucks to 100 trucks per day. They indicated that the aid still falls short of meeting the needs of the IDP.
Members of the Department stressed the need to continue with the efforts to urgently establish a mechanism to evacuate the critical injuries for treatment. They instructed representatives of the Coalition to permanently communicate with the European Union and the United States to urge an increased response to relief and humanitarian needs.
Moreover, the meeting stressed the need for the international community to take serious action to put pressure on Russia and Iran to agree to an immediate ceasefire in northwestern Syria and abide by the de-escalation agreement.
Members of the Department pointed out that there is only a political solution in Syria through the implementation of international resolutions, most importantly UN resolution 2254 and the Geneva Communique of 2012. They stressed that the shift of control on the ground does not change the nature of the solution which in its essence stresses the need for democratic, political transition in the country.
Directors of the regional offices submitted reports on their work and the tasks that they have carried out in recent weeks. The meeting discussed mechanisms for implementing the Department’s plan of action for March and April.
Participants also focused on the need to further strengthen the relations with friendly and sisterly countries with the aim of mobilizing support for the demands of the Syrian revolution and engaging in a sustainable political process for the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2254. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)