A delegation from the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) met with Bruno Pereira da Silva, the Advisor to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Middle East and North Africa, and his team to discuss the ongoing military escalation in northwestern Syria.
The SOC delegation, led by President Hadi Al-Bahra and comprising Vice-Presidents Abdel Majeed Barakat and Dima Moussa, SOC’s Coordinator of the Department of Foreign Relations Abdulahad Astepho, and political committee member Zuhair Muhammad, along with SOC’s representative in France, Nouraddin Al-Labbad, engaged in talks concerning the latest developments in northwestern Syria. They explored strategies to halt the regime’s military escalation in Idlib and the Aleppo countryside.
The SOC delegation also urged France to employ its diplomatic influence to convene a Security Council session to address the critical situation. Additionally, they discussed the challenges affecting the United Nations-sponsored political process in Geneva and methods to revitalize it.
The meeting touched upon the difficulties faced by Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and emphasized the importance of establishing mechanisms to safeguard their rights. Special attention was given to the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon who face daily harassment.
The delegation appealed to the French government to use its diplomatic channels to pressure the Lebanese government into ceasing incitement campaigns against Syrian refugees, as the lives of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are in jeopardy.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)