President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, gave a briefing to the General Assembly about the latest on the ground and political developments as well as the activities that the SOC has carried out in recent months.
Al-Hariri talked about the visits and meetings he conducted with revolutionary institutions and bodies in the liberated areas, as well as international delegates and officials. He also talked about the letters and legal memoranda the SOC addressed to the United Nations, the Security Council and friendly and sisterly states.
Al-Hariri pointed out that the SOC’s activities and events mainly focused on the elections farce that the Assad regime is conducting in the areas under its control. He stressed that these elections are illegal as they contravene UN resolutions on Syria, adding that the Assad regime and its backers continue to commit violations and crimes against civilians in the liberated areas as part of their insistence on pursuing a bloody military solution.
Al-Hariri criticized the international inaction towards the Assad regime’s crimes against the Syrian people. He welcomed the fact that the majority of world countries did not recognize Assad’s elections. However, he said that this position is insufficient as he called for serious action to stop the Assad regime’s hijacking of the fate of the Syrian people222 and to enforce the implementation of Un resolutions, most importantly UN resolutions 2118 and 2254 in order to reach a political transition and establish a transitional governing body.
Moreover, al-Hariri talked about the importance of renewing the UN mandate for the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid and stepping up that aid to cope with the humanitarian disaster caused by the Assad regime and the outbreak of the coronavirus.
He praised the efforts of the Syrian Interim Government in maintaining security in the liberated areas and its provision of basic services. He added that these efforts need international support in order to ensure continued development and stability in northwestern Syria and meet the needs of more than five million citizens.
Furthermore, he gave an overview on the projects that were launched in the liberated areas, pointing to the increase in the number of events and activities targeting the youth and women as one of the SOC’s top priorities in the upcoming period.
Al-Hariri praised the work of the SOC’s departments, offices and committees, stressing that they made important achievements in the past period. He also underscored the importance of continuing to develop work so as to improve the living conditions of Syrian civilians and serve their struggle for freedom, dignity and democracy. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)