A delegation from the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) met with Brigitte Curmi, the French envoy, and the special team for Syria at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris on Thursday. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the latest political developments in Syria.
The SOC’s delegation was composed of President Salem Al-Meslet, Vice-Presidents Abdulahad Astepho and Ruba Habboush, members of the political committee Nazir al-Hakim and Zuhair Muhammad, and the SOC’s representative in Paris, Noureddine Labbad.
During the meeting, Al-Meslet commended the French position, as well as the stance of the European Union countries, for rejecting any form of normalization with the Assad regime. He emphasized that Assad has impeded the political process, failing to commit to any aspect of it, and instead resorted to prolonging the bloody military approach.
The SOC’s delegation emphasized the importance of the European Union’s continued rejection of reconstruction and normalization with the Assad regime, as well as the lifting of sanctions, unless a comprehensive political transition occurs in Syria. They expressed their appreciation for France’s support of the Syrian people’s aspirations.
In response, the French team reiterated their rejection of normalization with the Assad regime, underscoring the requirement for progress towards a political solution in line with UN Resolution 2254.
The SOC’s delegation urged France to support international efforts in holding war criminals in Syria accountable, particularly Bashar al-Assad, and to continue aiding the Syrian people and their political forces in ending the ongoing Syrian tragedy.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)