The Regional Office for Arab Affairs of the Syrian National Coalition’s Department of Foreign Relations convened to discuss ways of developing relations with the Arab states and enhancing the Arab role in pushing the political process forward in accordance with the resolutions of the Arab League and relevant international resolutions, most notably the Geneva Communque of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254.
Coordinator of the Office Salim al-Khatib gave an overview of the recent activities of the Office. It held several meetings with representatives of the state of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan. It passed with them messages to their governments stressing the risks of normalization of relations with a “regime that has long lost its legitimacy, killed more than a million people and displaced more than 10 million.”
The Office thanked the representatives of the Arab states for hosting the Syrian refugees as it called for additional facilitations for them. It also stressed the need for continued, constructive communication to achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people.
Al-Khatib said that these meetings came as part of a comprehensive plan drawn up by the Office to mobilize Arab diplomat support for the Syrian people.
Al-Khatib stressed the importance of the Arab role in confronting Iran’s malicious role in Syria and the region and its threatening of the security and stability in the Arab region. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)