The Visit of the Executive Director as a part of the delegation of the Syrian opposition to the Belgian Foreign Ministry and the European Union
The Executive Director of Assistance Coordination Unit, Eng. Mouhamad Hassno, as part of a delegation from the National Coalition, The Syrian Interim Government and some representatives of the Syrian civil society organizations, visited the European Union headquarters in the Belgian capital Brussels. He met with a number of European officials on the Syrian file. He also met with Marc Otte, Ambassador of the Belgian Foreign Ministry to Syria, Middle East and North Africa, and Johan Verkammen, director of the Belgian Foreign Ministry’s Middle East and North Africa division.
The participants discussed the importance of supporting the institutions and projects of the Interim Government, and this is important in strengthening the position of the Syrian opposition in the political process.
The parties discussed the political file and the latest developments in the political process, stressing the importance of continuing to support the work that is in the human rights and accountability, and the activation of the independent international mechanism to hold accountable the perpetrators of war crimes in Syria.
Stressing that the people of liberated areas need real support after the destruction of most health, educational, service and judicial institutions by the Assad regime and its allies, and stressing that the activation of these institutions will alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people and contribute to the consolidation of the rules of civil democratic work.
It was also stressed that Law No. 10 of the Assad regime perpetuates forced displacement and demographic change, and prevents the return of Syrian refugees to their homes.
The European Union, in support of the release of detainees in Assad’s prisons, has been called, in violation of international law and international humanitarian law, and is one of the largest files of war crimes committed by the Assad regime.
It should be noted that the presence of representatives of The Interim Government and civil society organizations, especially Assistance coordination unit, had a positive and important impact in the meeting to clarify the most important challenges and difficulties facing the activation of institutions and service projects in the liberated areas, in addition to the most important needs to help the large numbers of forcibly displaced In the northern regions of Syria.