President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr al-Hariri, invited the Kurdish National Council to participate along with the SOC in the Nowruz celebrations for this year in Afrin. The invitation came during the visit of a SOC’s delegation to the Council’s representative office in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The delegation comprised SOC’s Vice-presidents Abdel Hakim Bashar and Ruba Habboush, Secretary General Abdelbaset Abdullatif, Coordinator of the Department of the Foreign Relations Abdulahad Asteipho, members of the political committee Muhammad Yahya Maktabi, Muhammad Salou, and Yasser Al-Farhan.
Al-Hariri stressed the importance of the national and revolutionary partnership with the Council and moving forward in this partnership until achieving the goals of the Syrian revolution and getting rid of the murderous Assad regime and terrorist militias.
Al-Hariri called on the Council to expand its presence and representation in the liberated areas, especially in Afrin and Ras al-Ayn by opening offices and taking part in the local administration. He stressed the need to unify national action in the face of the Assad regime, its backers and tools in order to build a better future for Syria.
The discussion revolved around the latest on the ground and political developments, especially the Assad regime’s obstruction of the Constitutional Committee and political process. The two sides also discussed the role of the PPK terrorist organization in threatening Syria’s unity and territorial integrity.
Bashar emphasized the need to implement service projects in the liberated areas and improve living conditions, strengthen governance, security and stability. He pointed out that the abuses against civilians are individual violations that do not systematically target any one in particular, stressing that the SOC and the Syrian National Army are avidly seeking to address these abuses, strengthen the judiciary and the rule of law.
The Council’s representative office emphasized the need for national unity in the face of these organizations as well as the Assad regime and its backers. They said that Kurdish youth in Amuda, Darbasiyah and Qamishli were among the first Syrians who revolted against the Assad regime, stressing that they would continue until the revolution’s goals of freedom and dignity were achieved. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)