The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) held a workshop under the title “the Syrian crisis and International Positions.” Participants included SOC’s President Salem Al-Meslet, Vice-presidents Abdulahad Astepho, Abdul-Hakim Bashar, and Ruba Habboush, Secretary-General Haitham Rahma, and President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Anas Abdah.
Participants also included politicians, researchers, judges and academics, including Abdel Hamid Awak, Hossam Al-Hafiz, Yasser Al-Ayti, Samir Seifan, Ibrahim Al-Hajji, Samir Salha, Mustafa Al-Wahib, and Hassan Al-Shaghel.
The two-day workshop discussed the policies of the US administration and European Union in Syria and the region, as well as Arab and regional relations. Participants discussed the importance of reinvigorating the forces of the Syrian revolution and opposition as well as formulating a future vision in accordance with emerging changes and circumstances.
Participants stressed the importance of calling on the UN Security Council to implement the resolutions it issued on Syria, most importantly the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Resolutions 2118 and 2254. They also stressed need to enforce UN Resolution 2254 by opening its baskets all in parallel.
They also stressed the importance of monitoring the regional and international developments and the new regional equations in order to seize opportunities that serve the interests of the Syrian revolution and the Syrian people.
They agreed on the importance of forming a committee to prepare political papers and concrete proposals. They also agreed on the importance of forming a working group by the SOC, research centers and organizations with the aim of developing a plan for organized action and focusing on specific topics that help direct the public opinion in a way that serves the cause of the Syrian people.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)