The presidencies of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) and the Kurdish National Council convened their routine coordination meeting via video link on Tuesday. They delved into the latest developments in Syria’s political and field landscapes, addressing regional factors influencing the Syrian situation.
Present were SOC President Hadi Al-Bahra, Vice-Presidents Abdul Majeed Barakat and Dima Moussa, and Secretary-General Haytham Rahmeh. From the Kurdish National Council, participants included President Nemat Daoud, Secretary of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Muhammad Ismail, and official spokesman Faisal Yousef, along with Secretary Faisal Yousef and Council member Abdul Bari Khalaf.
The discussion centered on devising a mechanism for the voluntary and secure return of displaced individuals to their original homes, countering attempts at demographic change in Syria. Emphasis was also placed on activating civil committees to address grievances in Ras al-Ayn and Afrin in rural Aleppo.
The importance of field tours to liberated areas, led by Kurdish National Council members, was highlighted to assess civilians’ conditions, enhance security, and prevent violations.
Acknowledging the critical role of the Syrian Interim Government’s executive institutions in ensuring security and stability, the necessity of strengthening these institutions was underscored. The meeting concluded by reaffirming the tangible and strategic partnership between SOC and the Kurdish National Council, emphasizing ongoing collaboration to find practical solutions that address the population’s challenges and fulfill their needs.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)