Haytham Rahmeh, the Secretary-General of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), expressed his appreciation for the principled position of the State of Qatar regarding the Syrian people’s cause. He recognized Qatar’s distinguished role in preventing the rehabilitation of the Assad regime or its return to the Arab League.
Rahmeh emphasized the need for the SOC to receive Syria’s seat in the Arab League as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. He called on all Arab countries to support a genuine political transition in Syria in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Resolutions 2118 and 2254.
During the weekly media briefing organized by the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Majid Al-Ansari, a spokesman for the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reiterated that Qatar’s position on the Assad regime remains unchanged.
Al-Ansari stated that the reasons for freezing Syria’s membership in the Arab League still exist, and there will be no change in Qatar’s position on this issue if there is no real political solution in Syria.
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, previously stressed during an interview with the French magazine Le Point in mid-September 2022 that the decision to exclude Syria from the Arab League was for good reasons, and those reasons have not changed.
Referring to Qatar’s steadfast stance on the Syrian issue, Sheikh Tamim asked whether the world would be forced to accept a president who oppressed his people, committed massacres against them, and displaced millions, as the Assad regime did in Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)