The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Committee for Political Parties met with a delegation from the Syrian National Movement, one of the SOC’s components, to discuss the latest on the ground and political developments in Syria.
The meeting brought together Coordinator of the Committee, Abdullah Kaddou, members of the Committee Farouk Tayfour, Ahmed Ramadan, Yahya Maktabi and Abdel Majid Barakat. The Syrian National Movement’s delegation comprised Head of its political office Imad Eddin Rashid, and senior figures Badr Jamous and Essam Abdel Mawla.
The meeting involved a comprehensive overview on the formation of the Syrian National Movement, its political program and objectives, structure, organizational bodies, activities and media activity. Members of the Movement also talked about its participation in the various frameworks and conferences of the forces of the Syrian revolution and opposition since the beginning of the Syrian revolution.
The two sides stressed the importance of strengthening the SOC’s presence in the liberated areas and the need to empower citizens by providing possible support to all sectors and national activities.
They agreed on the need for strengthening political relations among the various Syrian political blocs and forces involved in the revolution. They stressed that this step will lead to the establishment of an inclusive consultative platform for these parties and blocs to support the Syrian people’s struggle for change that achieves peace and justice, and puts an end to dictatorship, corruption and monopoly of power.
Participants also discussed the political situation that the Syrian revolution is going through, and the international circumstances that affect the political settlement through the Geneva Communiqué of 2012 and the relevant UN resolutions.
They also discussed the options and plans that can be adopted by the SOC and the Syrian Negotiations Commission in light of the current circumstances and the insistence of the Assad regime and the Russian and Iranian occupation on carrying with killing, destruction and refusing to engage in the political process. They reaffirmed commitment to the implementation of UN resolutions and achieving a political solution as crucial to ushering in a new era in the country away from family dictatorship, war criminals and agents of the occupation. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)