President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem al-Meslet, met with representatives of civil, political, revolutionary, services, and cultural groupings, as well as representatives of the Syrian Tribal Council in the Turkish city of Şanlıurfa.
Al-Meslet was accompanied by SOC’s members Ahmad Tomeh, Jihad Matar, Muhammad Ali Issa, Hussein Al-Ra’ad, and Barwin Rami, and Minister of Agriculture in the Syrian Interim Government, Hayel Al-Kalesh.
The meeting discussed the latest developments in the political process as participants reaffirmed commitment to the goals of the Syrian revolution and the realization of the Syrian people’s demands for freedom, dignity and democracy.
Al-Meslet refuted the rumors being fabricated by the Assad regime, stressing that the Assad regime is seeking to sow discord among the Syrian revolutionaries.
He said that the SOC draws its strength from the Syrian people and their revolution. He talked about the continued international meetings with friendly states to revitalize the political process and reach a real political transition in accordance with UN resolutions, especially resolutions 2118 and 2254.
The discussions also focused on the reform process in the SOC, while Al-Meslet welcomed the new members and stressed that work is underway to co-opt new representatives, especially from the youth group.
Al-Meslet called for the combination of efforts and continuing the revolution until its goals are achieved. He pointed out that in these difficult times, the SOC needs the support of its social base, and that we all need to stand unified in our commitment to the legitimate demands of the Syrian people.
Participants stressed the importance of paying more attention to the conditions in the IDP camps in northern Syria, stressing the importance of focusing on education and health sectors in cooperation and coordination with the Syrian Interim Government.
(Source: SOC’s media department)