Salem al-Meslet, spokesman for the Syrian Coalition, said that “we have not yet received the National Coordination Commission’s reply to the memorandum of understanding we submitted on January 13, 2015 to be signed before the upcoming Cairo meeting.” The memorandum stresses that the establishment of a pluralistic democratic system in Syria can only be achieved through ending tyranny and bringing about radical and comprehensive changes, most importantly excluding Assad and his inner circle from any future role in Syria. The memorandum insists on the adoption of the Geneva I Communique and the UN Security Council resolutions on Syria as the basis for any political solution and a framework for the negotiating process. It calls for holding consultative meetings by the spectra of the Syrian opposition as a prelude to a broad national conference and also for the formation of a joint committee to go through with the consultations before the Cairo meeting. Meslet points out that the memorandum firmly adheres to the principles and goals of the Syrian revolution, stressing that no-one has the right compromise these principles.
Meslet added that the Syrian Coalition laid out the content of this memorandum after consulting with the revolutionary and military forces and local councils to outline a common position on any probable proposals or initiative for a political solution, pointing out that the Syrian Coalition has not yet formed a delegation to represent it at the Cairo meeting. Moreover, he said that reaching a common ground with other spectra of the Syrian opposition is a national duty and a prerequisite to ending the rule of the Assad regime and initiating a transitional process that achieves the aspirations of the Syrian people. (Source: Syrian Coalition)