The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held a regular meeting to review the results of the 62 session of the General Assembly as well as the latest field and political developments.
The committee evaluated the latest session of the General Assembly, especially the co-opting of new members into the SOC, and the emphasis on continuing the reform process by injecting new blood that contributes to the expansion of the SOC so as to enhance its representation and legitimacy.
SOC’s Vice-President, Abdulahad Astepho, gave an overview on the meetings that the SOC held last week with the German and French envoys for Syria. The meetings involved a discussion of the political process and the possibility of extending UN resolution 2585 on the delivery of cross-border aid.
Astepho spoke about the virtual meeting with the British envoy for Syria, during which the two sides discussed the issue of deporting Syrian refugees from Britain to Rwanda. Astepho called for stopping the deportation process. The two sides also discussed the issue of detainees and the importance of putting pressure on the Assad regime to release them.
The committee also discussed the ongoing preparations for a visit to Europe where the SOC will hold meetings with European officials and with the Syrian communities in European countries in order to complete the expansion consultations.
Moreover, the committee discussed the latest international and regional political developments related to Syria, including the provocation against refugees, especially Syrians, by political parties for electoral purposes. The committee stressed the importance of working with governments hosting Syrian refugees in order to take measures that protect refugees and safeguard their rights.
The committee also reviewed a report on the latest developments on the ground and the ongoing preparations for a joint military operation between Turkey and the Syrian National Army against the PYD terrorist militia in northern Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)