The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) held a virtual meeting on Wednesday with members of the Syrian community in the United States to discuss the latest field and political developments in Syria, coinciding with the twelfth anniversary of the Syrian revolution.
SOC’s attendees included Muhammad Yahya Maktabi, Abd al-Majid Barakat, Salim Idris, Ahmed Tomeh, Muhammad Qaddah, Zuhair Muhammad, Basma Muhammad, and Salwa Aksoy, while the Syrian community in the US was represented by Haitham Al-Bazm, Maysa Qabbani, Wael Sawah, Mahmoud Harmoush, Muhammad Bakr Ghbeis, and Susanna Meriden.
During the meeting, SOC’s members highlighted the “Accountability, not Normalization” campaign, which aims to oppose the recent efforts by some Arab countries to normalize relations with the Assad regime. They also stressed the SOC’s commitment to achieving the goals of the Syrian Revolution, including freedom, dignity, and democracy. The importance of the United States’ objection to any normalization process with the Assad regime and the significance of the sanctions imposed on Assad were also emphasized.
Both parties discussed the need for a successful Syrian national project, which can be carried out by Syrians in Syria and the diaspora. They reviewed the challenges caused by the disunity of Syrian institutions and organizations, which hindered coordination with the international community, and called for cooperation and coordination to unify all efforts under one umbrella that represents the Syrian people.
The members of the community emphasized the importance of SOC’s representatives’ presence in political meetings that the Syrian community conducts with US officials and called for its application to all meetings that Syrian communities conduct in Europe.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)