President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Hadi Al-Bahra, and his accompanying delegation convened a meeting with the local council in the town of Azaz in the Aleppo countryside on Monday. The delegation engaged with the head and members of the council, delving into discussions about the town’s conditions and exploring avenues to enhance basic services.
The SOC’s delegation included Bahjat Al-Atassi, Najib Rahmoun, and Atef Zureiq, along with Abdul Hakim Al-Masri, the Minister of Finance and Economy in the Syrian Interim Government, Ibrahim Derbala, the head of the Council and the SOC’s representative, Hassan Ibrahim, the director of the medical office, and Abdel Rahman Durran, the director of public relations.
Discussions centered around the challenges and obstacles hindering the Council’s fieldwork in providing services to the town’s residents. Topics included the zoning plan in Azaz, the Council’s future vision for urban expansion, and the legal framework necessary for effective implementation. The delegation highlighted the crucial role played by the interim government in enforcing zoning laws and emphasized the SOC’s responsibility for issuing laws to regulate and control urban expansion operations.
Al-Bahra received updates on the Council’s latest developments and the services it provides. He underscored the importance of education in northern Syria, addressing the challenges and obstacles it faces. The issue of healthcare and medical services, particularly with the rising population density, was also a key point of discussion.
Emphasizing the imperative to advance institutional work and achieve a model stage, Al-Bahra stressed the need for coordination with the Syrian Interim Government and other executive institutions to manifest a miniature model of the Syria envisioned by the Syrian people.
Al-Bahra commended the local council’s efforts in delivering diverse basic services to the people, acknowledging the significant contributions made under challenging humanitarian circumstances.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)