The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Syndicates and Unions Office met with the Aleppo Revolutionaries’ Union to discuss the representation of the revolutionary movement in Aleppo and ways to raise political awareness so as to restore the revolution’s goals of transitioning the country from oppression and tyranny to a state of freedom, the rule of law, and democracy.
The meeting brought together SOC’s Vice-president Oqab Yahya, Coordinator of the Syndicates and Unions Office, Abdul Majid Barakat, members of the political committee, the General Assembly, and the Association of Independent Kurds.
The two sides discussed ways to revitalize the revolutionary movement as a living force representing the conscience of the revolution and promoting reform. They agreed to hold a joint workshop to draw up a working paper outlining a vision for reforming the institutions of the revolution.
Yahya commended the work of the Aleppo Revolutionaries’ Union as he stressed the importance of renewing the national discourse and the SOC’s political vision, stressing that this issue comes on top of the SOC’s current agenda.
Yahya also talked about the importance of partnership in the national decision-making by reaching out to the various components of the Syrian people.
Barakat gave an overview on the SOC’s work and activities as he stressed that the SOC attaches great importance to improving the Syrians’ reality and strengthening communication with them. He cited the SOC’s recent formation of new committees in this regard, including the National Dialogue Committee and the South Committee, and its overhauling of existing ones such as al-Jazira and the Euphrates Committee.
For their part, members of the Aleppo Revolutionaries Union stressed they stand ready to cooperate and work with the SOC and help solve the problems facing its work. They stressed the need to reform the SOC and enhance its legitimacy, especially with regard to representation so that it derives its legitimacy from the people and represents the aspirations and hopes of the Syrian people.
They also stressed the importance of drawing on the experiences that some revolutionary parties and entities have gained in the liberated areas and outside Syria. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)