Member of the Syrian National Coalition’s political committee Munther Sarras and the member of the General Assembly Fatih Hassoun met with the Head of the Syrian Team in the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Amanda Roberts, at the UN office in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.
The two sides discussed the latest developments in Syria, particularly the work of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) and the Syrian National Army.
The Coalition members stressed that the recent developments will have a substantial impact on the ground, adding that SIG has already developed a clear vision to strengthen the civil administration and good governance. They also cited the integration of the majority of the formations of the Free Syrian Army forces into the Syrian National Army.
The Coalition members called for supporting the work of the Coalition institutions in the liberated areas in order to improve the living conditions in these areas and to provide better services to the civilian population who have suffered a lot at the hands of terrorist groups.
The meeting also touched on the latest developments in the political process, most notably the launch of the work of the Constitutional Committee. The Coalition members stressed the need for drawing up a new constitution that safeguards freedoms; preserves basic rights; and ensures the separation of powers.
They also stressed the importance of discussing the rest of the baskets comprising the political process and international resolutions, especially the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolution 2254, namely the baskets of governance, elections, and combatting terrorism.
For her part, Roberts pointed out that everyone agrees that the Constitutional Committee is the first step and not everything in the political process. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)