The President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Hadi Al-Bahra, along with members of the political committee and the General Assembly, recently held a meeting with officials responsible for the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle in the town of Ras Al-Ayn, located in Syria’s Hasakah province.
Accompanying Al-Bahra were members of the political committee, including Abdel Basset Abdel Latif, Abdulahad Astepho, Muhammad Ali Issa, and SOC’s member Hussein Al-Raad. They were joined by the Minister of Agriculture in the Syrian interim government, Hayel Al-Kalsh.
During the meeting, officials overseeing the church emphasized the importance of safeguarding the property of expatriates, supporting local citizens in agricultural matters, and ensuring the availability of essential agricultural inputs. This focus on agriculture is crucial, as the primary source of income and livelihood for the people of the region depends heavily on agricultural activities. Preventing delays in agricultural production due to the delayed arrival of necessary resources was a key concern.
The two sides also discussed the current state of healthcare in the town and the imperative of its improvement. Additionally, they delved into the region’s overall reality, the living conditions of its residents, and strategies to enhance the circumstances for those returning to the area.
The SOC’s delegation emphasized the vital need to uphold peaceful coexistence among individuals from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds in Syria, a nation renowned for its rich religious and ethnic diversity. Maintaining civil and societal peace was deemed crucial in this context.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)