The political committee of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) convened its regular meeting on Thursday to assess recent activities. The committee examined outcomes from meetings in liberated areas with Syrian activists and envoys from various countries. Reports were presented by SOC representatives in Germany, France, Italy, Jordan, Egypt, Romania, Gaziantep, Antakya, and the SOC’s office in Azaz, Syria.
SOC President Hadi Al-Bahra commenced the session with a comprehensive overview of recent delegation activities in Azaz, Al-Bab, and Afrin. Field visits to industrial zones, small projects, and chambers of commerce in liberated areas were discussed. Emphasizing citizen desires for improved living conditions in northern Syria, Al-Bahra stressed the need to strengthen the role of the Syrian Interim Government as a central executive authority and establish a secure legal environment and an independent judiciary for stability.
Al-Bahra also highlighted the results of a recent meeting with Dutch Ambassador Keij Kerlach, addressing the ongoing obstruction of the political solution by the Assad regime. He criticized international crisis management policies, calling for an active role in finding sustainable solutions in Syria.
Vice President Abdel Majeed Barakat shared recent activities and meetings, focusing on the Sports and Youth Commission’s work in empowering youth.
Vice President Dima Moussa discussed her recent meeting with David Budde, First Secretary of the Syria Team at the German Embassy in Beirut, emphasizing Germany’s stable position on Syria. She also addressed discussions with the Belgian Foreign Ministry in Brussels regarding the Syrian crisis and the accountability file.
The political committee scrutinized reports from SOC representations in France, Italy, Qatar, Germany, Jordan, Egypt, and Romania, delving into their work, communications, and these countries’ positions on the Syrian issue. Problems and obstacles facing SOC foreign missions were also presented.
Furthermore, the committee reviewed reports from SOC offices in Hatay and Gaziantep, as well as the SOC’s office in Azaz, detailing the services provided and their efforts in addressing the needs of Syrians.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)