The joint delegation of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) and Syrian Negotiations Commission (SNC) to the United States held a virtual meeting with the Syrian Tribal Council.
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 SOC’s President Salem Al-Meslet, SNC’s President Anas Abdah, Secretary of the SOC’s political committee Abdul Majeed Barakat, member of the political committee and Head of the SNC’s Office of Foreign Relations Badr Jamous, SOC’s representative in Washington Qutaiba Idilbi, and SNC’s member Fadwa Al-Ujaili.
The delegation gave an overview on the results of the meetings it held with the foreign missions in the United Nations and the international organization. It pointed out that the discussions were focused on the need to find an international mechanism for the release of detainees; disclosing the fate of the forcibly disappeared, ensuring accountability; and implementing UN resolution 2254 in its entirety. It stressed that the efforts must not be limited to the basket of Constitutional Committee.
The joint delegation stressed that it urged all delegations and missions to refuse normalization of ties with the Assad regime and maintain the sanctions on the regime until a genuine political transition is reached in accordance with UN resolutions.
Moreover, the delegation made it clear that it called for paying more attention to Syria; placing it back on the top list of the international community’s priorities; and put an end to the stalemate for which the Syrian people are paying a heavy price.
For its part, the Syrian Tribal Council spoke about the continued crimes by the Assad regime and the terrorist PKK organization against the Syrian people, stressing that this organization does not represent the Kurds or their rightful demands.
The Council lamented the international silence about these crimes, namely the bombardment, murder, arrest, enforced disappearance and terrorist bombings targeting civilians.
The Council stressed that the humanitarian situation in the liberated areas is still very dire, which requires an increase in humanitarian aid by the international community and international organizations. It highlighted the catastrophic health conditions due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic and the failure to obtain sufficient vaccines.
The Council also stressed that the Syrian people insists on the full implementation of UN Resolution 2254 in all its tracks and reaching a political solution that achieves their aspirations for freedom, dignity and democracy.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)