Yasser Al-Farhan, member of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee, said that the SOC is facing various challenges at the internal, regional, and international levels. He pointed out that the new presidential body is developing a new plan of action to consolidate its presence in the freed territories and strengthen relations with regional and international parties.
Al-Farhan said that the SOC is seeking to increase its effectiveness and come closer to the Syrian people, adding that the new plan of action will be executed by the SOC’s executive arms, namely the Syrian Interim Government and the Assistance Coordination Unit.
He also said that the SOC enjoys wide international recognition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, adding that this places on it immense responsibilities and obligates it to stay true to the sacrifices of the Syrian people and their right to build a new state that is based on democracy, pluralism, and the rule of law.
The SOC’s new presidential body will seek to form regional, Arab, and international relations on various levels that would contribute to achieving political transition and holding perpetrators of war crimes accountable, he added.
Moreover, Al-Farhan stressed that the political support being provided by the friends of the Syrian people is still ongoing albeit that it “was not productive,” adding that the SOC is proposing various tools to activate that role and to ensure the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions, the UN General Assembly, and the UN Human Rights Council.
He called on the international community to force the Assad regime to respect and implement UN resolutions as key to reaching a political solution in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2254. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)