The delegation of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) to Brussels met with a delegation from the Belgian Permanent Mission to the European Union at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the sidelines of the sixth annual donors conference on Syria.
The SOC’s delegation comprised Vice President for Foreign Affairs Abdulahad Astepho, Vice President Ruba Habboush, members of the political committee Yahya Maktabi and Abdullah Kaddo, and Executive Director of the Assistance Coordination Unit Muhammad Hasno.
They met the Belgian envoy for Syria, Mark Otte, and the permanent representative of Belgium to the European Union, Willem van de Voorde.
The SOC’s delegation reaffirmed its commitment to the political process and the implementation of UN resolutions on Syria, especially the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Resolutions 2118 and 2254. They also stressed the need to reject attempts to normalize relations with the Assad regime and maintain sanctions on it.
The two sides talked about the situation in the liberated areas. The SOC’s delegation stressed the importance of supporting the Syrian Interim Government to manage these areas, improve the living conditions of the population, and improve services.
The SOC’s delegation pointed to the importance of addressing the issue of detainees in international forums, forcing the regime to release detainees, and disclose the fate of the forcibly disappeared.
The SOC’s delegation also stressed the need to support the resolution to extend the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid and to increase the size of aid to meet the needs of people in northern Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)