The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Department of Foreign Relations held its periodic meeting to discuss the latest field and political developments in Syria. In attendance was also SOC’s Vice President for Foreign Affairs Abdulahad Astepho.
Participants discussed the living conditions of the IDPs in northern Syria and ways to alleviate their suffering in cooperation with friendly states and international organizations. They discussed ways to secure winter needs and prevent the deterioration of the harsh living conditions. Moreover, they discussed a new plan to strengthen relations with Arab states.
Astepho said that the SOC is developing a project to secure support for education programs for Syrian refugees in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and will submitting it to European organizations and donors.
Director of the Office of US Affairs in the Department, Dima Moussa, gave an overview on the ongoing international communications seeking to extend UN Resolution 2585 on the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid, which expires on December 31.
Director of the Office of Arab Affairs in the Department, Salim Al-Khatib, spoke about the Department’s ongoing efforts to “strengthen relations with Arab governments and political blocs.” He commended the positions of the sisterly Arab states that are still committed to supporting the Syrian people, especially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)