The President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Hadi Al-Bahra, along with members of the political committee, General Assembly, and the Syrian Interim Government, held a meeting with representatives of civil society organizations, farmers, businessmen, youth, and civil actors in the town of Ras al-Ayn in the Hasakah province. The meeting took place at the cultural center in Ras al-Ayn on Monday.
The SOC’s delegation included members of the political committee Abdel Basset Abdel Latif, Abdulahad Astepho, Muhammad Ali Issa, and SOC member Hussein Al-Raad. Additionally, the Minister of Agriculture in the Syrian Interim Government, Hayel Al-Kalsh, was present.
During the meeting, Al-Bahra presented an overview of the SOC’s action plan and its vision for the next stage. He emphasized the need for active participation and collaboration among all the institutions of the revolution, its associations and unions, and civil society organizations. He stressed the importance of working towards changing the Syrian reality and addressing the challenges while improving living conditions in the liberated areas of northern Syria.
Al-Bahra commended the recent formation of a civil society platform and emphasized the importance of coordination among all institutions operating in the liberated areas to find solutions that alleviate the suffering of civilians and enhance the region’s situation.
He explained that the upcoming period would involve workshops to identify problems more accurately and develop appropriate solutions while distributing tasks to all relevant institutions. He also highlighted the SOC’s intention to engage with the United Nations and international organizations to overcome the siege imposed on the region and revitalize the economic and social conditions in the city.
Al-Kalsh addressed the marketing of agricultural crops and their significance for farmers and the agricultural sector. He, however, noted the limitations of the interim government’s capabilities, indicating that it cannot purchase all of the agricultural crops in the region.
Deputy Head of the Civil Society Platform, Manar Al-Marai, provided information about the platform, which includes 11 civil society organizations operating in Ras Al-Ain. She explained that they are actively working to engage with international organizations and lift the siege on the region, emphasizing the unity among the various Syrian components in Ras al-Ayn.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)