The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Dialogue Committee held a virtual meeting with representatives of the Syrian National Movement in a number of Syrian cities to discuss the major issues in the development of the SOC’s structure and the future of Syria.
The meeting brought together SOC’s Vice-president Oqab Yahya, Coordinator of the Dialogue Committee Abdul Ilah Fahd, and members of the Committee Salem Al-Muslet, Ahmed Tomeh and Muhammad Qaddah.
Participants talked about the SOC’s structure and the representation of the Syrian components and sects in the SOC’s General Assembly. They stressed the need to rely on effective and influential personalities and denounce sectarian quotas, as well as to build a civil state based on the principles of justice and equality.
They also discussed the SOC’s important role in the political process, in the liberated areas and the rest of the regions. They pointed to the importance of supporting the popular movement in Syrian cities, especially the movement in the coastal region which has begun to grow and defy the criminal practices of the Assad regime.
Moreover, participants stressed the need to bridge the gap between the sects of Syrian society, and to prevent the Assad regime from continuing to fuel sectarianism in the country. They agreed on the need to exchange views and develop a clear vision for the future in which everyone would participate and preserve their dignity.
They also agreed to hold periodic meetings to reach a common vision, as well as to consolidate and enhance cooperation in order to overcome the upcoming challenges and achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom, dignity and democracy. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)