The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s Strategic Consulting Office held a panel discussion on the map of conflicts in the region and the implications of what is happening in Morocco, Libya and Tunisia on the general situation.
Head of the Strategic Consulting Office Ahmed Ramadan stressed the importance of reviewing the experiences and transformations taking place in the region and the role of the Kingdom of Morocco in it, especially as Morocco hosted the meeting of the states that recognized the SOC in 2012. Morocco also plays a role in the political consensus process that is close to the international axis.
SOC Vice-President, Oqab Yahya, talked about the history of the political experience in Morocco that produced the great thinkers, calling on the brothers in the Arab Maghreb to continue to support the Syrian cause and the demands of the Syrian people for change and for regaining their rights to freedom and dignity.
For his part, former Deputy Speaker of the Moroccan parliament and member of the Justice and Development Party, Dr. Mohamed Yateem, presented a map of the conflicts in the region and talked about the approach of his party and the rest of Moroccan parties to the international and external political affairs.
He pointed out that Morocco benefited from the experiences of the East despite the common Arab and Islamic dimension, adding that his country was colonized, but the historical conditions and the nature of colonialism differed between the Levant and Morocco. While the Levant was subjected to military rule, monarchy and the national movement united against colonialism, then monarchy morphed into constitutional monarchy, allowing the opposition to exist as in the Levant, leading to the consensus that we see now.
Yateem pointed out that his country continues to support the Syrian cause, reaffirming his country’s support for the unity of the Syrian people and with the unification of the national forces that are seeking change. He said: “We consider the demands of the Syrian people legitimate as our people sympathize with them. The Assad regime benefited from the intervention of its allies and the failure of the international community to enforce the UN resolutions.” (Source: SOC’s Media Department)