A delegation from the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), headed by Secretary-General Abdul Basit Abdul Latif, on Monday met with a group of young people from the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Raqqa and Hasaka at the Center for Civil Society and Democracy (CCSD) in the Turkish city of Urfa. They discussed the situation in the liberated areas and ways to improve services and infrastructure.
The delegation comprised members of the political committee Yasser Al-Farhan, Bahjat Al-Atassi, and Muhammad Yahya Maktabi.
Abdul Latif talked about the SOC’s work and its new plan of action which focuses on improving the living conditions for the Syrian people in and outside Syria and improving communication with the various components of the Syrian society.
He pointed out that the SOC relies on empowering its executive institutions, namely the Syrian Interim Government and the Assistance Coordination Unit to manage the liberated areas and improve basic services in them.
Abd al-Latif said that the Assad regime is teetering on collapse, continues to procrastinate; and insists on pursuing a military victory, indicating that the third round of the work of the Constitutional Committee did not achieve any progress.
Moreover, he stressed the need for international pressure on the Assad regime to reactivate the political process and ensure the full implementation of UN resolution 2254, adding that the SOC and the Syrian Negotiations Commission called on the international envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, and the major actor in Syrian to discuss all the baskets included in UN resolution 2254 in parallel.
Abdul Latif said that the SOC discussed with the US State Department the PYD’s grave violations in the region, including cutting off electricity and water.
He also stressed the need for solidarity and cooperation to overcome the challenges facing the Syrian revolution and to work together to achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom, dignity, and the overthrow of the Assad regime. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)