The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Office of Syrian Communities Abroad held a virtual meeting with representatives of the Syrian community and Syrian-American organizations in the US and discussed with them ways to mobilize support for the Syrian revolution.
Participants in the meeting, which included SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri, and the Office’s Coordinator, Muhammad Yahya Maktabi, discussed the upcoming US presidential elections, the plans of each candidate for Syria, and the candidates’ chances of winning.
Al-Hariri stressed the need for the Syrian community and Syrian-American organizations to reach out to the decision-makers in the US administration and the US Congress so as to support the Syrian revolution and its demands. He also stressed the importance of cooperation with the SOC’s representative in the US with regards to the launch of advocacy campaigns and mobilization of support.
Al-Hariri talked about the general situation in the liberated areas and the SOC’s role through its executive arms the Syrian Interim Government and Assistance Coordination Unit in managing this region. He stressed the need to improve the living conditions in the liberated areas by improving the provision of essential and services and civic administrative.
Moreover, Al-Hariri underscored the need to support SIG’s Ministry of Health to help it confront the coronavirus pandemic in view of the inability of the medical facilities in the liberated areas to deal with a possible major outbreak.
Al-Hariri also gave an overview on the developments in the political process and preparations for the third session of talks by the Constitutional Committee due to be held in August 24. He pointed out that the Assad regime and its backers are still refusing to seriously engage in the political process, citing reports about ongoing preparations by the Assad regime for the launch of fresh military operations in northwestern Syria.
Participants in the meeting stressed need to expose the PYD militia’s grave violations against civilians in the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Raqqa and Hasakah, including repression, forced recruitment of child soldiers, the imposition ideology-based educational curricula, the issuance of the so-called Law No. 7 to disposes the IDP and refugees of their property, and the conclusion of illegal contracts to seize Syria’s resources.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)