The delegation of the Syrian Coalition completed its meetings with leaders of the local councils and commanders of the Free Syrian Army in the liberated areas as part of preparations to set up civil administration in northern Syria and complete the work on the National Army project.
President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa, who headed the delegation, said that the tour on Tuesday included the region of Afrin where the delegation held several meetings with representatives of the seven local councils in the region. He added: “We were briefed on the work which has been done in recent months, the development of the work of the local councils in the region, and the civic activities as well as their achievements and plans for the next phase.”
President Mustafa said that “our goals are focused on developing and strengthening the role of civil administration by all available means as well as working to activate the work of the Syrian Interim Government and the local councils and all other forms of local administration.”
Moreover, President Mustafa pointed out that the tour would likely pave the way towards achieving the goals of the Syrian Coalition with regards to the establishment of direct contact with the local population and coming closer to the revolution’s social base. The Coalition is also seeking to have a greater presence in the liberated areas and contribute to the work of the Syrian Interim Government and local councils through supporting efforts to take advantage of all available means to advance the region.
The Coalition delegation on Monday met with commanders of the Syrian National Army in northern rural Aleppo. He said that the meeting discussed ways to improve and develop the work of the FSA groups to reach the highest standards in the formation of the National Army. He stressed that this army will play an important role in the protection of civilians, civilian installations and all Syrian territory.
The visit to the liberated areas, the third of its kind in the past few weeks, is focused on the implementation of the Idlib agreement and utilizing it in stabilizing the work of the civil administration. The visit also aims to advance the work and integrity of the judiciary as well as activate the work of service institutions to serve civilians living in the region. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)