The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) held a consultative meeting with independent Syrian Kurdish personalities as part of a series of meetings that the SOC’s National Dialogue Committee has been conducting with the aim of discussing the latest political developments and the challenges facing the Syrian revolution in preparation for an “inclusive national dialogue process.”
The meeting, which was chaired by SOC’s President, Nasr Al-Hariri, brought together SOC’s Vice-Presidents Oqab Yahya and Abdel Hakim Bashar, Coordinator of the National Dialogue Committee Salem Al-Meslet, members of the political committee Yasser Al-Farhan, Abdullah Kado, Abdul Majid Barakat, Bahjat Al-Atassi, Zuhair Muhammad, and members of the General Assembly, Ahmed Tomeh. Ahmed Ramadan, Muhammad Qaddah, and Muhammad Wali.
Participants also included head of the Independent Kurdish Association, Abdul Aziz Tammo, Abdul Rahman Ali, Radeef Mustafa, Hassan Khaled, Osama Ali, Salih Othman, Bassam Haj Mustafa, Fawaz Abu Zaid, Mahmoud Al Farhan, Othman Hussein, Dia Yusef, Khaled Ibrahim, Zahida Rashkilo, Alaa El-Din Barakat, Arya Youssef, Mahdi Dawood, Rashid Kakaj, Farhad Sheikh Bakr, Musallam Muhammad, Mustafa Mesto, Muhammad Ali Issa, Asaad Shamsi, Adham Basho, Abdul Rahim Hussein, Ibrahim Pasha, Mazen Sheikhani, and Medya Mahmoud.
Participants discussed the national political vision that the SOC is preparing to announce shortly, stressing that the national project is the one that brings together all Syrians.
They also stressed the importance of a positive relationship between the SOC and the Syrian Kurds and working to find commonalities in a comprehensive national political vision. They also discussed the SOC’s view of the Kurdish issue.
Moreover, participants discussed the issue of east of the Euphrates region, especially PYD militia’s atrocities against the Kurdish component before any other component in the region and its marginalization of the rest of the components.
The SOC’s Al-Jazirah and Euphrates Committee gave an overview on its work and its continuous meetings with the people of the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqa and Al-Hasakah to solve the problems of the region as part of a comprehensive solution in Syria.
Al-Hariri was briefed on the reports about violations against the Syrian Kurds in rural Aleppo. Participants agreed to send neutral personalities to ascertain the situation in the region and look into these allegations.
Al-Meslet described the meeting as taking place in a candid and positive atmosphere, stressing that these meetings come as part of the Committee’s plan to reach out to the various components of the Syrian people.
He stressed the need for constant cooperation and coordination with the various components, advancing the comprehensive national project, and rejecting separatist projects that do not serve the Syrian people and their cause. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)