The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Office of Arab Affairs met with members of the political committee to discuss ways to develop the SOC’s relations with Arab states and ways to restore the Arab role in Syria.
Participants in the meeting discussed the relations the SOC has established with the Arab states and Gulf Cooperation Council since the SOC was formed in late 2012. They stressed the need to address challenges and strengthen bilateral relations in accordance with the common interests.
They also underscored the importance of the Arab role in supporting efforts to reach a political solution in Syria in accordance with UN resolutions, most notably UN resolution 2254 so as to meet the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity and lay the foundation of democracy, justice, and a lasting peace in the country.
Participants in the meeting also commended the role the Arab League has played in Syria since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, namely its proposal to protect civilians, condemnation of the Assad regime’s crimes, severing of all forms of diplomatic relations with the regime, and recognizing the SOC as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people and the main interlocutor with the Arab League.
Members of the Office presented a plan of action with the participation of members of the presidential committee. The plan focuses on strengthening relations with the states that have had the upper hand in supporting the Syrian revolution at the political and humanitarian levels, especially for the SOC. It also focuses on seeking to mobilize the Arab public opinion in support of the cause of the Syrian people. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)