The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held its periodic meeting under the chairmanship of President Nasr Al-Hariri. The meeting begun with a minute of silence for the passing of veteran Syrian dissident and thinker Michel Kilo as Al-Hariri delivered a speech paying tribute to Kilo and his lifetime political struggle against the Assad regime.
Al-Hariri talked about the results of his meeting with the German envoy to Syria, which focused on the widespread international rejection of the farcical elections that the Assad regime intends to hold in May. He also stressed the need to take international steps to prevent the repatriation of Syrian refugees, especially from Denmark.
The committee also discussed a proposal to form general assemblies for each Syrian province so as to act a strategic base for civil and political movement in the country.
Abdullatif gave an overview on the recent events in the province of Raqqa and the town of Qamishli, highlighting the causes and motives and putting forward a set of recommendations in this regard.
For her part, Habboush talked about the results of the meetings that she conducted through the Women and Youth Offices as she said that these activities will continue in order to achieve the SOC’s vision.
The Department of Government Affairs and Institutions, the Department of Refugee Affairs, the Office of Syrian Communities Abroad, the National Dialogue Committee, and the Syrian-Turkish Joint Committee submitted reports on their work and meetings during the past week.
The committee discussed the sessions of the Constitutional Committee and the ongoing preparations for holding the sixth session. It completed the drafting of the constitutional chapters and referred them to the SOC’s legal committee for cross-matching with the political, legal and organizational documents that the SOC’s prepared in this regard. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)