A critical summit of key individuals in the democratic opposition of Syria met for a second time in Stockholm, Sweden. The aim of the meeting is to chart a common path forward among factions of the Syrian opposition who support democratic principles. The conference was attended by 39 Syrian political figures, including members of the Syrian Democratic Council. It was the second Consultative Forum in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on the concept of decentralization, and its significance with regards to a democratic solution to the Syrian Crisis.
Syrian Democratic Council members stated that the conference covered a wide range of topics, including the importance of equal citizenship, the need to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis as opposed to a military one, and how to build a democratic system in a future Syria.
The event was hosted by the Olof Palme International Center for Peace and Democracy, with the Swedish Foreign Ministry endorsing the forum as well. Representatives from France, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the other Scandinavian states were present.