The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held its periodic meeting in the presence of SOC’s President Salem Al-Meslet and many members of the General Assembly. Participants talked via video links.
Al-Meslet gave an overview on the international visits that he will conduct in the coming weeks as well as the major issues that he will raise at the political, field and humanitarian levels.
Vice President Abdul Hakim Bashar stressed the need to solve the problem of education in the Iraq Kurdistan region and the importance of following up on the issue of taxes imposed on the olive crops in the Afrin region.
Vice President Abdulahad Astepho spoke about his activities during the last week and the preparations for the meetings that will take place with the European Union and US officials. He also talked about the ongoing communications regarding the Covid-19 crisis in northern Syria. He also stressed the importance of starting to prepare for work to extend the UN resolution on the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid.
Vice-President Ruba Habboush highlighted the results of the activities she carried out regarding training female survivors from the Assad regime’s prisons. She also spoke about the problem of Syrian women trapped in Libya and whom she contacted.
Secretary-General Haitham Rahma gave an overview on the work of the General Secretariat, especially the preparations to hold the 59th session of the General Assembly. He also talked about the latest developments in the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Syria.
Member of the political committee Badr Jamous highlighted the progress in the work of the Education and Universities Committee, which will submit a detailed report after completing its work.
Members of the political committee discussed the political process and the Constitutional Committee, and reviewed the political and field reports.
Participants put forward a set of recommendations, most importantly assigning Vice President Ruba Habboush to communicate with the Libyan officials to address the problem of the Syrian women who are trapped in Libya. They also included assigning Vice President Abdel Hakim Bashar to follow up on the problems of education in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, submitting proposals and results of his work, and dedicating the next meeting of the political committee to discuss the political process.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)