Opposition Coalition invites 12 military groups to name representatives
The president of National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, Riyad Saif in the middle (Photo: Orient)
Date: 2017-05-31 12:13
The political committee in the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces published a statement on Tuesday (May 30), ending in which the staff bloc’s membership in the coalition, which was representing the military council, previously disbanded, and inviting 12 factions to name their representatives for dialogue in the political representation.
Some excerpts of the coalition's official statement, which Orient Net obtained a copy of, read:
The political committee in National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces welcomed the members who represented the military movement during the last period to be representatives of the chosen factions. The political committee also expressed keenness to cooperate with those members, noting that it had been communicating with those factions who agreed to participate in the coalition, thus the committee is waiting for the approval of the rest, as a decision has been made to establish a working group for joint coordination between the coalition and all military opposition forces.
These measures were part of a series of steps taken by the president of National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, Riyad Saif, who aimed at modernizing the political system, strengthening the presence of civil society and political forces, and establishing joint working groups with unions, local councils, parties, political bodies, youth, revolutionary forces, intellectuals and businessmen in order to ensure the widest range of participation in making decisions in the opposition body.
On Sunday (May 7), the head of “Damascus Declaration,” Samir Nashar, told Orient News that the opposition’s National Council was established by the Syrians’ free will but it was not recognized by any state until the US ordered to end it and establish the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces on its ruins.
The National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces’ General Assembly elected Riad Seif as president and Mohamad Nazir Hakim as Secretary General On Saturday (May 6).