The Executive Office of the National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change in Syria held its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 29. The meeting, which was attended by a delegate of the committee and the Syrian National Coalition, released a statement confirming:
As the commission holds its conduct as an expression of the attitudes of many of the democratic and national forces towards carrying out a comprehensive and radical change, seeking to establish a civil democratic state in order to unify the visions of the Syrian people, to reach a negotiated political solution that achieves the rights of people and the unity of their country, the Executive Office looks to all efforts by many political forces which cooperate and work jointly to achieve these goals.
In this context, the committee stresses the following points:
– The cohesion of the National Coordination Committee, with all its national forces and figures, is a national necessity we must protect through democratic practices and commitment to the rule of organizational work.
– Diligence and adherence to work together with all the democratic opposition forces and national figures which participated in the Cairo conference, which resulted in the adoption of a Syrian national charter and a road map to save Syria, as the charter is an important achievement in the relationship of the committee and its dialogues with the Syrian people and their effective forces.
– The committee considers that its previous dialogues and discussions with the National Coalition (namely in Paris and Brussels) show its responsible desire to reach an agreement, but would like to stress that any parallel documents are revisited in a new dialogue, taking into account the achievement of the Cairo conference, which aimed at enriching the opposition’s documents, developing them and ensure that they do not conflict and differ.
– As per suggestions from some members of the Executive Office to participate in the issuance of new documents with the coalition, as a project to be discussed between the Coordination Committee and the National Coalition, we have decided to study these documents within a month, and inform the coalition of the result.
In light of the discussions about communication with the coalition, and the meeting which took place in Brussels under specific conditions and circumstances, the Executive Office has decided to form a commission to identify any violations, and those responsible of them.
Damascus, July 29, 2015
The Executive Office of the National Coordination Committiee
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer