The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) held a second consultative meeting with independent Christian personalities to discuss the major challenges facing the Syrian revolution amid the profound changes in the reality and structure of Syrian society. The meeting came in preparation for an inclusive national dialogue.
The meeting brought together SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri, Vice-president Oqab Yahya, Coordinator of the Committee of National Dialogue Salem Al-Meslet, member of the political committee Bahjat Atassi, and members of the General Assembly Abdul-Ilah Fahd, Ahmed Tomeh, and Muhammad Qaddah.
Participants discussed the latest developments as they discussed mechanisms for preserving the social fabric, national unity, and taking into account the concerns of the various segments of the Syrian society.
Al-Hariri gave an overview on the situation in Syria, his recent visit to the liberated areas, and his meeting with military and civilian figures. He also talked about the social contract and the SOC’s efforts to develop a vision for the future constitution of Syria.
Al-Hariri talked about the latest briefing made by the UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, to the UN Security Council and the developments in the political process, especially the Assad regime’s disruption of the efforts to hold a new round of talks by the Constitutional Committee.
He reaffirmed the SOC’s commitment to the aspirations and hopes of all the Syrian people and to building a pluralistic democratic state based on civil peace and coexistence.
Al-Meslet talked about the Committee’s efforts to strengthen coordination with all segments of the Syrian society and build common ground for all Syrians by holding various consultative meetings on a regular basis.
Atassi talked about the SOC’s efforts to return dozens of shops and homes to their rightful owners in Afrin.
Participants touched on the SOC’s adoption of national discourse as they stressed the importance and holding more meetings and dialogs and making use of Syrian expertise in the diaspora. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)