The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held a regular meeting under the chairmanship of President Salem Al-Meslet do discuss the field and humanitarian reality in the liberated areas, the latest developments in the political process, and the meetings that the SOC’s delegation held on the sidelines of the sixth annual Brussels donors conference on Syria.
Al-Meslet spoke about the meetings that the SOC’s delegation held with US, British, Turkish, Belgian and Canadian foreign affairs, in addition the UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen.
Al-Meslet pointed out that the SOC’s delegation discussed the political process and the situation on the ground, and stressed the need to meet the rightful demands of the Syrians to topple the Assad regime and live in freedom and dignity.
He said that the foreign officials commended the reforms that the SOC’s General Assembly adopted, adding that the delegation highlighted the amendments to the SOC’s by-law and the expansion of the SOC by co-opting representatives of the active revolutionary institutions and the Syrian communities in the diaspora.
The SOC’s Vice-President for Foreign Affairs, Abdulahad Astepho, stressed the importance of the meetings that the SOC held on the sidelines of the Brussels conference, pointing to renewed international attention to the Syria in parallel with Ukraine.
Astepho said that the positions of the friendly and sisterly countries are identical with those of the SOC, especially towards the issues of refugees, detainees and the forcibly disappeared; accountability; and the renewal of the UN resolution on the delivery of cross-border humanitarian aid.
The delegation also discussed the reopening of the SOC’s office in the Belgian capital Brussels, the importance of highlighting the Syrian crisis in all international fora and meetings, and the need to support the institutions of the revolution and the Syrian Interim Government and enable it to play its role in serving the Syrian people, especially in the areas of education and health
The delegation also discussed the importance of organizing and framing the work of the Syrian communities in the host countries, stressing that the Syrian communities have and important role in the political process and achieving the demands of the Syrian revolution for freedom, dignity and democracy.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)