A delegation of the Syrian Opposition Coalition met with the Dutch mission to the United Nations on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. The two sides discussed the latest developments in the political process in Syria and the Assad regime’s disruption of the process.
Participating in the meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the Dutch mission in the United Nations in New York, were the SOC’s Vice-President Abdul Hakim Bashar, member of the political committee and Head of the Foreign Relations Office of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Badr Jamous, and member of the Commission Fadwa Al-Ujaili.
The Dutch side included Director General for Political Affairs Mr. Thijs van der Plas and members of the Dutch mission in the UN.
The SOC’s delegation thanked the Netherlands for its political, humanitarian and legal support for the Syrian people in their quest for freedom, dignity and democracy.
The SOC’s delegation talked about the situation in the liberated areas, highlighting the challenges and difficulties facing the SOC’s institutions in these areas, chief among them are the Syrian Interim Government and the Assistance Coordination Unit, especially in the areas of healthcare and educational.
Moreover, the SOC’s delegation called for supporting the work of the Syrian Interim Government in the liberated areas in order to achieve more stability and development and to ensure the return of the displaced people to their homes.
The two sides also discussed the latest developments in Dara’a, the Assad regime and its backers’ atrocities against the population, and the possible impact of the so-called Arab Gas Pipeline on the course of events in the country. The SOC’s delegation stressed that this move constitutes a violation of the sanctions imposed on the Assad regime.
The Dutch mission highlighted the work of the Netherlands in the humanitarian and legal areas as well as its support for the political process in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions, most importantly UN Resolution 2254. They stressed that the Netherlands will not accept normalization with the Assad regime and that it will continue to support the demands of the Syrian people until the end.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)