President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, received a phone call from the French special envoy for Syria, Francois Senemaud, and discussed with him the latest developments in Syria.
The two sides focused on the situation on the ground and the Assad regime’s recent bombardment of civilian centers and humanitarian aid convoys. They also discussed the humanitarian situation and the need to renew UN Security Council Resolution 2533 on the delivery of humanitarian aid through border crossings outside the control of the Assad regime.
The two sides also discussed developments in the political process and the efforts being made by the UN special envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, to hold a sixth session of the Constitutional Committee.
Moreover, the two sides discussed the ongoing preparations for the upcoming Brussels conference to support the Syrian people as Al-Hariri expressed his appreciation for Frances’s efforts to support the cause of the Syrian people for freedom and democracy.
Al-Hariri stressed the need for persisting in the stance of refusal to support rebuilding efforts until a political transition in accordance with UN resolutions 2118 and 2254 is reached. He also stressed the need for following up with accountability efforts and ensuring the prevention of impunity for criminals.
For his part, the French envoy reaffirmed Europe’s support for the Syrian people and their demands for freedom and democracy. He also stressed the seriousness of the Western push for holding the Assad regime accountable, stressing that rebuilding will remain linked to achieving a political transition in Syria. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)