President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, met with heads of provincial councils and sub-councils in the liberated areas and discussed with them the role of the SOC’s components in enhancing its work and communication with the various segments of the Syrian society. Both sides also discussed ways to improve basic services in the liberated areas and develop their work.
This meeting came as part of the SOC’s efforts to strengthen communication and cooperation with all the SOC’s components, bodies, and national figures.
Al-Hariri talked about the latest on the ground and political developments as he stressed that the current situation requires improving the work of local councils and enhancing their role, especially in their representation of the displaced people and refugees.
Participants in the meeting discussed the important role of local councils in the political affairs and in envisioning the shape of the desired state. They also discussed the role that local councils will play after a political solution has been reached and their participation in the elected government.
They also discussed the PYD militia’s crimes and violations, especially attempts to steal the property of the displaced people and refugees. They pointed out that these plans aim to bring about demographic change in Syria, stressing that these practices violate all international norms and pose a threat to the social fabric.
For their part, heads and representatives of local councils stressed they will continue to work through the Syrian Interim Government and the Ministry of Local Administration. They also stressed they stood ready to help raise awareness about ways to confront coronavirus in the freed territories.
Both sides agreed to continue communication and cooperation with regard to the upcoming challenges; developing the SOC’s vision; and strengthening its role at the local and international levels.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)