President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, on Thursday met with Syrian activists in Istanbul and discussed with them the need to improve the situation of Syrian people at home and abroad. They also discussed ways to convey their voice and their suffering, especially the IDP and refugees, to the United Nations and the humanitarian organizations.
The meeting brought together Coordinator of the SOC’s Office of Syrian Communities Abroad Muhammad Yahya Maktabi, member of the political committee Badr Jamous, activists Ahmed Houry, Firas Jabbouli, Safa al-Rahal, Ahmed Heitalani and Malak al-Awda.
Al-Hariri talked about the indomitable will of the Syrian people who are still clinging to their goals despite the ordeals and suffering they have endured over the past nine years. He pointed out that Syrians of all groups have the same worries and going through the same suffering and have a common cause that they are working on together to reach safety.
Moreover, al-Hariri indicated that the SOC is open to all groups and spectrums of Syrian society, and is always ready to listen to their voices. He also said that the SOC is avidly seeking to help achieve the demands of the Syrian people, stressing that the solution in Syria is clear, namely in line with UN Resolution 2254 through the formation of a transitional governing body with full executive powers and then drafting a new constitution, and holding elections under the supervision of the United Nations after the criminal Bashar al-Assad and his clique are deposed.
Al-Hariri underscored the need to prepare for the next stage, stressing the important role of all free Syrians, especially the youth. “We must have staff who are fully prepared and have political awareness capable of confronting the regime with new tools, then we will enter the new stage ready for it from all aspects.”
Participants discussed the suffering of the IDP in the camps in northwestern Syria, especially following the onset of winter season. The youth delegation talked about representation in the SOC and the institutions of the revolution, the need for continued communication with the revolution social base, and confronting those who are seeking to discredit the official institutions of the revolution. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)