The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) General Assembly on Sunday concluded its 52nd meeting in which the Assembly members discussed the latest on the ground and political developments as well as reviewed the work reports of the presidential body, political committee, departments, offices and committees.
SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri gave a comprehensive overview on the developments of the political situation, the political process, and the SOC’s activities in the past two months. He also talked about the coronavirus pandemic and the cases in the liberated, the role of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) and the Ministry of Health in confronting the pandemic, the Assad regime’s failure to stem the spread of the disease in the areas under its control, and the PYD militia’s violations and the efforts the SOC’s Al-Jazira and Euphrates Committee is making in this regard.
Al-Hariri highlighted the situation in southern Syria, most notably killings, kidnappings, revenge attacks, and attempts to sow discord between the peoples of Dara’a and Al-Swaida provinces. He also talked about the ongoing efforts by the SOC’s South Committee to interact and communicate with the people in the southern region in order to confront these malicious, grave attempts.
Furthermore, Al-Hariri talked about the SOC’s latest efforts to gain true legitimacy by reaching out to the various components of the Syrian people through extensive communication with various spectra and actors; meeting with a wide range of political parties and blocs; completing the first round of the consultative meetings, and meeting with the SOC’s components.
He also talked about the course of the political process, the latest talks in Geneva, the regime’s continued attempts to disrupt the talks, and the lack of an effective international resolution that obliges the regime to comply with international resolutions, especially UN Resolution 2254.
Al-Hariri devoted the majority of discussions in the first day to review the report of SIG’s head and the ministries and the steps they have taken, the difficulties they are facing, developments in the efforts to build the national army, and forming a police force and judiciary.
The General Assembly reviewed a detailed report that was submitted by the Assistance Coordination Unit and the immense efforts it is making, as well as the Trust Fund, the grain and seeds fund, and achievements and difficulties.
The second day of the meeting was dedicated to discussing the political developments and situation on the ground, reports of departments, offices and committees and what has been accomplished in recent months. President of the Syrian Negotiations Commission Anas Abdah gave a comprehensive overview on the Commission’s path and its developments as well as the important proposals about the political process.
Moreover, Co-chair of the Constitutional Committee, Hadi Al-Bahra, gave a comprehensive overview on the Commission’s work and the circumstances that surrounded the latest meeting in Geneva, the Commission’s positive interaction with the United Nations and the UN envoy proposals, and the importance of agreeing on a specific agenda that obliges the regime’s delegation to stop their attempts to procrastinate and disrupt the talks.
The General Assembly adopted a set of decisions and recommendations to endorse a national vision, renew the national discourse, continue to communicate with the various Syrian actors, and consolidate partnership through a set of necessary moves. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)