Syrian Coalition officials met with a delegation from the British Foreign Office on Thursday. Both sides discussed the latest field developments in Syria as well as the violations being committed by the Assad regime against civilians and the obstacles preventing the return of displaced persons and refugees to their homes.
The meeting also discussed the latest developments in the political process and the Coalition’s important role in the political scene as well as within the Syrian Negotiations Commission. Both sides also discussed the Coalition’s plan of action for the next phase, including ways to step up efforts in the liberated areas and activate the role of its institutions in the provision of services to the civilian population, especially for those who were displaced from other parts of Syria.
Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition, Dima Moussa, underscored that a political solution in Syria will not succeed without full supervision by the United Nations and the implementation of international resolutions on Syria, most importantly the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254. She also pointed to the need to achieve a comprehensive political transition without Bashar al-Assad and his clique who are responsible for thousands of crimes of war.
“We continue to believe that a solution in Syria is a political one and through the United Nations in accordance with international resolutions,” Moussa said. She emphasized the important role of “our allies and friends” in supporting this path as well as supporting the opposition and the Syrian Coalition in a way that serves the goal of the political process, namely to meet the demands of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity.
Moussa highlighted the tragic living conditions those who have been recently displaced are going through. “The Assad regime, with the help of its allies, are carrying on with the killings and mass forced displacement of the population. They also continue to detain Syrians in underground dungeons with their fate is still unknown.”
Moreover, Moussa called for preventing the implementation of Law No. 10 which the Assad regime lately issued with the aim of consolidating mass forced displacement and demographic change by preventing refugees from returning to their homes. She stressed the need to raise the issue at the international level.
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 31.05.2018)