The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held a regular meeting in the presence of President Salem Al-Meslet, President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Badr Jamous, and Co-chair of the Constitutional Committee Hadi Al-Bahra to discuss the latest political and field developments, especially the latest Security Council session and the briefing of the UN envoy Geir Pedersen on Syria.
The committee discussed the Syrian Hajj pilgrimage of this season as they thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the facilitations it is providing to the Syrian pilgrims.
Jamous stressed that Saudi Arabia has achieved great success in managing the Hajj pilgrimage despite all the challenges, stressing that it has spared no effort to solve the problems facing the Syrian pilgrims.
The committee also discussed ways to complete the reform plan and the expansion process. The SOC’s Secretary-General Haytham Rahmeh said that the SOC regularly receives requests to join it, pointing out that those requests are still under study.
Rahmeh stressed that the SOC will co-opt members who represent a valuable addition and ensures the injection of fresh blood in the institution through co-opting figures representing the various segments of the Syrian society.
On the briefing of the UN envoy, Geir Pedersen, before the UN Security Council, the committee stressed that the briefing was regrettable as it ignored the Assad regime’s continued obstruction of the political process and the work of the Constitutional Committee. On the contrary, the UN envoy promoted the normalization of ties with the regime, it stressed.
The committee also stressed that the UN envoy’s continued talk about the “step for step” approach while ignoring the rejection of the SOC and the Syrian Negotiations Commission of this proposal is unacceptable. It stressed that the UN envoy must commit to the UN resolutions on Syria, especially the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolutions 2118 and 2254.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)