The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held an expanded meeting with 45 heads and representatives of the blocs comprising the SOC’s General Assembly to discuss outlining a common vision for the next phase.
SOC’s President Nasr al-Hariri began the meeting by thanking the blocs, stressing that this meeting is held in a sensitive and delicate stage while stressing the importance of supporting dialogue amongst all blocs and components.
He added that the Syrian people are experiencing the worst humanitarian catastrophe in all regions. He said that northwestern Syria is witnessing relative calm that is interrupted by the regime’s indiscriminate bombing of residential areas and vital facilities and sporadic explosions by terrorist organizations.
Moreover, al-Hariri pointed out that the political scene is not much better, citing the international political inaction and the absence of a clear international diplomatic or negotiating initiative that leads to reaching a solution in Syria. He reaffirmed the Syrian opposition’s seriousness about a solution in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolutions on Syria.
Al-Hariri also talked about the SOC’s activities in the previous period, which led to a major change in its structure, documents and initiatives through committees, departments, working teams and the political committee. He also talked about the extensive work in the liberated areas with the aim of strengthening the SOC’s presence there, support the Syrian Interim Government, and come close to the revolution’s social base and meet Their needs.
Heads and representatives of the blocs outlined their vision and the projects they are working on as they affirmed their categorical rejection of the elections farce that were carried out by the Assad regime in violation of UN resolutions.
Participants stressed the importance of holding more meetings to develop the SOC’s vision and strategy for the next stage, and to seek to put an end to the suffering of the Syrian people at the hands of the Assad regime and its symbols. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)