The Secretary-General of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Haitham Rahma, stressed that that the reforms that the SOC has introduced are a major achievement that required tremendous efforts under difficult circumstances. He said that many SOC’s members were involved in these reforms in previous sessions.
Rahma made these remarks at a press conference that the SOC held on Friday to talk about the political process and to clarify the reform measures that the SOC introduced to membership and bylaws.
The conference was also attended by SOC’s President Salem al-Meslet, Head of the Syrian Interim Government Abdurrahman Mustafa, Secretary of the political committee Abdul Majeed Barakat, a number of members of the political committee, and coordinators of committees, departments and offices.
Rahma pointed out that the reform process began a long time ago and was completed during the latest General Assembly session. He said: “If we fail to put in place real reforms, we will be facing a political dead-end.”
Rahma pointed out that at the current stage, the SOC clearly needs new blood and personalities capable of facing the upcoming challenges to the Syrian Revolution.
Moreover, he said that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought Syria back to the spotlight by exposing the unfairness and negativity with which the international community dealt with Syria.
He added that the SOC is seeking to seize the opportunity to restore vitality to Syria, starting with the development of the SOC’s structure and components. He also said that this step is crucial to restoring hope to the Syrian people, especially the IDPs and detainees; moving forward to get rid of the murderous Assad regime; and fulfill the Syrian people’s demands for freedom, dignity and democracy.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)