The delegation of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) to the United States met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and his accompanying delegation on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. The two sides discussed the latest developments on the ground and in the political process in Syria.
The SOC’s delegation included President Salem al-Meslet, President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Anas Abdah, SOC’s Vice-president Ruba Habboush, Secretary of the SOC’s political committee Abdul Majeed Barakat, and member of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Ibrahim Berro.
The SOC’s delegation thanked Qatar for its effective role in Syria as well as its support for the cause of the Syrian people at the humanitarian, legal and political levels. The delegation stressed the importance of the Qatari role in supporting the Syrian people and their just demands for freedom, dignity and political transition, warning of the consequences of the waning international attention to the political process.
Abdah gave an overview on the political process, the latest developments in the work of the Constitutional Committee, the recent meeting with the UN envoy, Geir Pedersen, and the Assad regime’s continued obstructionism of solution in the country.
For his part, Mr. Al Thani reiterated his country’s firm support for the Syrian people, adding that Syria is present in all the meetings that the Qatari mission is holding in New York.
Mr. Al Thani also stressed that Qatar supports political solution in Syria in line with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council Resolution 2254. He also stressed the importance of reaching a nationwide ceasefire to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in the liberated areas.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)