President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif and an accompanying delegation on Thursday met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and advisor and Undersecretary in the Turkish foreign ministry Umit Yalcin.
The Coalition’s delegation included Vice-presidents Abdul Rahman Mustafa and Salwa Aktaw, Secretary-General Nazir Alhakim, and member of the political committee Hawass Saadoun.
The two parties discussed the latest political and field developments in Syria, while Seif thanked the Turkish leadership and the Turkish people for supporting the Syrian people’s struggle for freedom and dignity.
Seif outlined the vision of the Coalition’s new presidential body for the next phase and gave an overview of the projects the Syrian interim government is working to implement in the liberated areas. He praised the cooperation shown by all Turkish government institutions in facilitating these projects and working with the interim government staff.
The two sides also discussed the facilitation of procedures of some issues involving Syrian refugees in Turkey, most importantly the issue of the travel visas, residencies, and education.
For his part, Cavusoglu congratulated the Coalition’s new presidential body for winning the confidence of the Syrian Coalition as he affirmed his country’s support for the legitimate rights of the Syrian people and its keenness to preserve the unity of Syria.
Turkey’s top diplomat also reaffirmed his country’s continued support for the delegation of the Syrian opposition in the Geneva negotiations. He pointed to the need for greater cooperation and coordination between the political and military opposition, especially between the Syrian Coalition and the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)