The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held its periodic meeting, headed by President Salem Al-Meslet, to discuss the latest on the ground and political developments in Syria.
The committee discussed the humanitarian situation in Dara’a as it reviewed the results of communications with the Central Committee in Dara’a, the latest developments in negotiations, and the intransigence of the Assad regime during negotiations and its refusal to reach a settlement. The committee made it clear that the Assad regime insists on criminality and mass forced displacement in order to serve Iranian agendas in southern Syria. It called for Arab and regional cooperation in order to confront the threat of Iranian presence in that region.
Al-Meslet reviewed the results of his meeting with a delegation from the US State Department, stressing the need for these meetings to continue in order to reach common visions with Washington so as to support political transition in Syria and hold war criminals accountable, chief among them is Bashar al-Assad.
Al-Meslet also spoke about the meeting he had with Ibrahim Kalin, Senior Adviser to the Turkish president and Deputy Chairman of the National Security Council, and with Vice-president of the Justice and Development Party. He said that the meetings focused on Turkey’s pivotal role in confronting the regime’s escalation in northwestern Syria as a guarantor for the de-escalation zone agreement. It also focused on ways to confront the daily crimes by the criminal regime and its backers.
Moreover, the committee discussed the situation of Syrians in Turkey as it stressed the importance of activating the work of the Syrian-Turkish Joint Committee with the Ministry of Interior. It also stressed the importance of political and executive support for the Syrian Interim Government in the liberated areas.
The two sides stressed the importance of the role of the Syrian communities in Turkey, underscoring the need to establish various work mechanisms for clarifying the reasons for the Syrians’ migration and their just cause to achieve freedom, dignity and democracy.
Co-chair of the Constitutional Committee, Hadi al-Bahra, gave an overview on his recent meetings with the UN envoy, Geir Pedersen, and with of sisterly and friendly countries. He spoke about the developments in the work of the Constitutional Committee, and the impact of what is happening in Dara’a and al-Zawiya Mountain in rural Idlib on the work of the Committee.
Al-Bahra stressed that the Assad regime continues with the policies of mass forced displacement in Dara’a and rural Idlib, calling on the international community to take immediate action to lift the blockade on Dara’a and stop the daily targeting of civilians in Dara’a and Idlib. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)