President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas Al Abda, on Tuesday met with the Secretary General of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces in Morocco, Idriss Lachker and discussed with him the reality and prospects of the Syrian revolution on the eve of the launch of the Constitutional Committee due to kick off in Geneva on Wednesday.
President al-Abda, who is visiting the Moroccan capital Rabat, gave a detailed overview on the developments on the ground, especially in northern Syria and the military operation being launched by the Syrian National Army (SNA) with Turkish support. He also gave an overview of the Coalition-led political efforts to bring peace to Syria and fulfill the demands of the Syrian people for a real democratic transition. The Coalition delegation included Vice-president, Oqab Yahya, and member of the political committee Ahmed Ramadan.
President al-Abda praised Rabat’s support for the Syrian people and for their right to reach a just political solution that meets their legitimate aspirations. He pointed to Morocco’s special position in the hearts of the Syrian people as one of the first Arab countries to stand by them and given the fact the Coalition gained international recognition at the Marrakech Conference in 2012.
President al-Abda talked about the Coalition’s positions since its inception and its efforts in combating terrorism. He also talked about the expectations of the meetings of the Constitutional Committee due to kick off in Geneva on Wednesday.
For his part, Lachker said that he understood the demands of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity as he praised the immense sacrifices they are making for this end. He said that the Syrian people are paying a heavy price for freedom and dignity.
Lachker called on the Coalition leadership to work hard for a genuine peace that would protect the Syrian people and stop the bloodshed.
Lachker cited the struggle of the Moroccan left for democracy and how it engaged in a fruitful political process that has achieved democracy, political stability and security that are key to any democratic transition.
“The UN effort in Syria is highly appreciated, but the basis of any solution must be internal and among the Syrians themselves. This requires courageous steps from all sides to protect the Syrian people. External powers do not care about the interests of the Syrian people,” Lachker said. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)