Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition Nazir Hakim stressed the need to re-activate the role of the Syrian Coalition in leading the Syrian revolution and to provide its institutions with distinguished, qualified staff. He also stressed the need to empower Syrian youth and women.
Hakim made these remarks during meetings he held separately with Lara Scarpitta, Political Advisor on Syria at the EU Delegation to Turkey, Hermann Nicolai, Senior Advisor on Syrian affairs at the German consulate in Turkey, and Fabrice Desplechin, Advisor on Syrian Affairs and France’s Deputy Consul-General in Turkey.
During the meetings, Hakim stressed that the Coalition is working to return to Syria and reach out to and strengthen the social base to which it belongs. He also highlighted the role of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) and Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) in contributing to these efforts in line with the presidential plan for this stage of the revolution.
Hakim pointed out that the Coalition is working to strengthen its relations with sisterly and friendly countries to serve the revolution of the Syrian people and help fulfill their demands for freedom and dignity.
Hakim pointed to the fierce onslaught the Assad regime and the Iranian militias are waging on Dara’a province supported by Russian aerial cover. He gave on overview of the situation of civilians who were displaced as a result of the indiscriminate bombing on Dara’a. Hakim called on the European officials to step support for SIG and ACU to relieve people fleeing the relentless bombardment.
For their part, the European officials reiterated continued support for the Syrian Coalition and its role in the next phase. They also reaffirmed support for SIG efforts to provide services to the civilian population in the liberated areas.
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 16.06.2017)