The political committee of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) convened for its regular meeting on Thursday to deliberate on the latest field and political developments in Syria. The committee also scrutinized the actions and initiatives undertaken by executive institutions, particularly the Syrian Interim Government, aimed at improving the living conditions in liberated areas.
Vice President Dima Moussa provided an overview of the outcomes from a recent meeting with American and French officials. The discussions underscored the significance of international support for the SOC to bolster its operations, institutional work, and political role. Moussa also highlighted the upcoming Syrian Negotiations Commission meeting scheduled for the 17th and 18th of the current month in Geneva.
Furthermore, Moussa shared insights from her participation in a conference in The Hague, where women from various countries involved in constitution writing gathered to discuss the incorporation of “natural resources in constitutions.”
Addressing her recent involvement in a conference in Berlin on the consequences of normalization with the Assad regime, Moussa emphasized that the Syrian solution cannot rely on partial initiatives. Instead, she underscored the necessity for comprehensive efforts from the international community and the inclusion of revolutionary and opposition forces to reach a genuine political resolution.
Vice President Abdul Hakim Bashar provided an update on his recent participation in a meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, alongside political committee member Abdullah Kaddo and SOC member Muhammad Nazir Hakim. The discussions focused on the situation in the East Euphrates region and the broader Syrian crisis. Bashar emphasized the need to empower the people of the region east of the Euphrates to manage their affairs independently of non-Syrian terrorist organizations’ influence. He stressed that the Syrian solution must align with relevant UN resolutions, notably Security Council Resolution 2254.
Muhammad Al-Shamali, the Coordinator of the SOC’s Office in the city of Gaziantep, presented a comprehensive report on the office’s activities and efforts in addressing the challenges faced by Syrian refugees in the province. Al-Shamali highlighted meetings with local authorities, including the governor and the director of the immigration department in Gaziantep, to address the issues confronting Syrian refugees. He also discussed the office’s role in assisting patients referred from liberated areas in northern Syria to Turkish hospitals.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)