Russian moderator Vitaly Naumkin of Moscow inter-Syrian talks said Friday the meetings’ results were positive and could constitute a basis for future meetings.
Addressing a press conference in Moscow, Naumkin was speaking of sessions of deliberations that were held over the past two days between the delegation of the Syrian government and figures of the opposition.
He reiterated that there was unanimous agreement on the “assessing the status quo” item, the first of a list of other items of April 9, 2015 schedule.
He noted that the schedule’s second and third items were also discussed, but was not approved “due to lack of time and problems”.
He hailed the endorsement of Item 1 as “a joint document adopted for the first time” by the two sides, noting however that some of the opposition sides suspended their participation and wanted to impose their own views.
He cited the main points under Item 1, including settling the crisis in Syria politically and on the basis of Geneva Communiqué of June 30, 2012 and demanding serious international pressure on terrorism backers and an immediate lift of all coercive economic measures imposed on Syria.
Naumkin made it clear that the document stresses that national sovereignty and the Syrian people’s will must be the basis for any political process, which can be produced through the agreement of the Syrian government, forces, parties and figures who believe in a political solution.
The only way to carry out a political solution is through a Syrian-led inter-Syrian national dialogue without any foreign intervention, said Naumkin.
He affirmed that the political settlement to the crisis in Syria should see all potentials of the Syrian people employed to face and defeat terrorism where weapons remain in the hands of the state institutions only.
|10-04-2015 - 15:38 Last updated 10-04-2015 - 15:39|
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