The Syrian Opposition Coalition held an open discussion with the Syrian Council for Change to discuss the situation on the ground, the general situation in Syria, the developments in the political process and its future, and the results of the work of the Constitutional Committee.
The discussion came as part of the series of meetings the SOC has been holding with the revolution’s actors and institutions with the aim of discussing the situation on the ground and the course of the political process. The discussions also aim to clarify the situation at the international and regional levels.
The discussion brought together SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri, Vice President Oqab Yahya, members of the political committee Abdul Majid Barakat and Abdullah Kaddou, Coordinator of the South Committee, Muhammad Qaddah, President of the Syrian Council for Change Hassan Al-Hariri, Vice-president Suhail Qaddah, Secretary-General Hassan Al-Aswad, heads of committees and members of the General Assembly.
Al-Hariri gave a detailed overview on the situation on the ground and the developments in the political process. He stressed that there are no indications for a political solution in the near future in view of the continued procrastination by the Assad regime and the absence of international will.
Participants raised many questions and inquiries reflecting the legitimate questions being raised by the Syrian people with regard to the various latest developments, especially with regard to the SOC and shortcomings in the organizational work.
Al-Hariri and the SOC members answered all questions. He also talked about the possible means of pressure in the context of achieving progress in the political solution in accordance with the aspirations of the Syrian people.
Moreover, Al-Hariri stressed that the SOC’s position on the overall political process will not change as he reaffirmed the SOC’s commitment to the aspirations and hopes of the Syrian people, namely to to achieve a real political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communique and UN Resolution 2254.
He also stressed the need to develop procedures that strengthen the relationship between the institutions of the Syrian revolution and its social base, pointing to the major role of the popular forces in checking up on the work of official institutions and correcting the defects in the event of abuses.
Al-Hariri also talked about the steps that must be taken to improve the SOC’s institutional structure and the rest of the opposition bodies and entities in order to achieve the goals of the revolution, stressing the importance of transparency and greater coordination through open communication channels.
For his part, Hassan al-Hariri welcomed the dialogue with the SOC’s leadership as strengthening the revolutionary and political path. Secretary-General of the Council outlined the Council’s vision for the prospects for work in Syria, putting forward the idea of organizing as a basis for uniting the efforts of the Syrian people so as to compensate for the void in the political activity. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)