The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) held its periodic meeting with the Presidency of the Kurdish National Council to discuss the latest developments, common issues, and points of agreement and disagreement.
The meeting came as part of the periodic meetings between the two sides to strengthen communication and cooperation with all components, bodies and personalities comprising the SOC’s General Assembly.
The two sides stressed the importance of continuing cooperation and the unity of the Syrian opposition as they reaffirmed commitment to political solution as the only solution in Syria in line with international resolutions, especially UN Resolution 2254.
SOC’s Vice-president Oqab Yahya gave an overview on the SOC’s work in the past month, including at the political level through the Constitutional Committee as well as the activities carried out by the SOC’s departments, offices and committees.
Yahya talked about the SOC’s meetings with the people of the eastern region to discuss forming bodies that represent the demands of the people of the region and enable them to manage their regions by themselves.
Yahya also talked about the latest discussions about the national political vision and the results of the work of the SOC’s Constitutional Working Group.
He also talked about the SOC’s efforts to uphold human rights in the liberated areas as he stressed that the SOC supports enabling the displaced population to return to their homes, citing its role in enabling people to return to their homes in Afrin, Ras Al-Ayn and Tal Abyad.
For their part, members of the Kurdish National Council’s Presidency presented the results of the visit to Russia, in which the Council participated through the Peace and Freedom Front. They presented a set of ideas and questions to which the SOC responded, and also the results of the intra-Kurdish dialogue in which the Council is participating.
The Kurdish National Council demanded that it has a representative in the Syrian Negotiations Commission. The two sides also discussed the agreement signed between the SOC and the Council and the need to adhere to it.
The SOC called on the Kurdish National Council to demand the release of all detainees in the prisons of the PYD militias and not to limit the release to Kurdish detainees. The Council promised to make the demand on the agenda of their demands as they stressed that they consider it an important issue.
The SOC also urged the Kurdish National Council to open a dialogue with the Arab component in east of the Euphrates region. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)