Syrian opposition calls for resumption of direct negotiations with Assad

Bashar Al Assad
Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — On Sunday, the Syrian Opposition Negotiation Commission called for the resumption of direct talks with Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad under UN cooperation. اضافة اعلان

In a statement by the Syrian opposition and signed by the High Commission for the Syrian Opposition in Geneva, it said that current, international, regional, and Syrian conditions provide an appropriate circumstance for the resumption of direct negotiations, after a two-day meeting in Geneva, i24 News Reported.

During the meeting, 28 members out of the 26 attended, including representation of the Moscow platform, which comes for the first time after their suspension in 2019.

Negotiations under International Resolution 2254
The Syrian opposition pointed to negotiations could be resumed based on all provisions of the International Resolution 2254, within a specific agenda and timetable.

The statement welcomed the Amman stated issued by a number of Arab foreign ministers on May 1, which introduced the Arab Initiative to resolving Syria’s crisis with a step-by-step plan. Also highlighted in the statement was the Jeddah declaration issued by Arab leaders on May 19.

While the committee welcomed the Jeddah statement, it also stated some criticism as the declaration did not reference Resolution 2254 and the decision to return Syria’s set to the Arab League.

In its closing statement, the opposition called on accountability, and asked for cooperation by relevant international organizations lead by the UN to take legal and organization measures to achieve justice.

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