The delegation of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) to the United States met with the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit 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 Abdul Hakim Bashar, and member of the SOC’s political committee and Head of the Foreign Relations Office of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Badr Jamous.
The two sides discussed the situation on the ground in Syria, ways to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people, and the dangers of the ongoing demographic change operations and their dire consequences for stability in the country.
They also discussed the various stages of the political process and the work of the Constitutional Committee which has not yet achieved any tangible results due to the Assad regime’s obstruction of its work and its lack of seriousness in discussing constitutional provisions.
The SOC’s delegation stressed the importance of the Arab role in resolving the Syrian issue and the Arab League’s support for the political process and for the Syrian people. They stressed the need not to allow the Assad regime to return to the Arab fold.
Abdah made it clear that the Assad regime’s military approach will fail to yield any result in Syria, stressing that the Syrian people will not accept any political solution outside the UN framework. He pointed to the growing Iranian threat in southern Syria and its possible consequences for the Arab environment.
For his part, Aboul Gheit stressed the importance of revitalizing the negotiating process in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254 following months-long deadlock. He also stressed the need to seriously engage in the political process.
Aboul Gheit pointed out that the Arab League’s decision is the decision of the Arab group, which requires the interaction of all Arab states and making a positive impact in Syria.
He expressed his appreciation for the SOC’s efforts to reach an inclusive political solution in Syria in line with UN resolutions, especially UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)