The joint delegation of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) and Syrian Negotiations Commission (SNC) to the United States held a virtual meeting with the Association of Revolutionary Youth in Azaz in rural Aleppo.
The joint delegation is holding a series of meetings in Washington with the missions of friendly states and the American decision-making circles.
The meeting brought together Secretary of the SOC’s political committee Abdul Majeed Barakat, SNC’s member Fadwa Al-Ujaili, and journalist Ayman Abdel Nour.
Barakat spoke about the results of the meetings that the joint delegation held with the foreign missions in the United Nations and the international organization, pointing out that the meetings had three aspects: political, legal and humanitarian.
Barakat said that the joint delegation focused on the need to revitalize the political process to implement UN resolutions and achieve a genuine political transition in the country given that a political solution is the best solution to bring an end to the suffering of the Syrian people.
Barakat said that the delegation pressed for addressing the issue of detainees and the forcibly disappeared by trying to find an impartial international mechanism for the release of detainees and disclosing the fate of the forcibly disappeared.
Barakat pointed out that the delegation demanded maintaining the sanctions imposed on the Assad regime and preventing attempts to normalize ties with it. It also called for supporting governance in the liberated areas and empowering the forces of the revolution at the administrative and political levels.
Al-Ujaili said that the delegation conveyed the voice of the Syrian youth in its meetings, especially their aspirations for freedom, dignity and democracy.
She added that in order to reach a real political transition, the Assad regime must be toppled and its head, Bashar al-Assad and his clique, held accountable.
For his part, Abdel Nour gave an explanation about the nature of the meetings held by the joint delegation with the aim of holding as many meetings as possible and conveying the voice and demands of the Syrian people.
He pointed out that the delegation’s meetings in Washington will be of great importance as they will meet with the US Department of Defense, the US Chief of Staff and research centers that are active in the decision-making circles.
He pointed out that the Syrian community in the United States is working to influence decision-makers while being aware of the new reality.
The Association stressed the need and importance of continuing communication with all political and popular bodies as well as informing the social base of the revolution about the results of these meetings.
It also stressed the need to maintain sanctions against the regime, especially the Caesar Act, and to implement UN resolutions on Syria, especially Resolution 2254, the release of detainees, and commitment to the principles and goals of the revolution.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)