The head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission, Nasr al-Hariri, stressed that a “sustainable” political solution in Syria comes only through the formation of a Transitional Governing Body (TGB) with full executive powers in line with the UN Security Council resolutions, especially the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN resolution 2254.
The formation of the TGB is the “first step” towards reaching a political solution in Syria, Hariri said. He said that this depends on the will of the international community and Russia as well as the legitimacy of this demand in accordance with the international resolutions. He stressed that the formation of the TGB is key to implementing the UN Security Council resolution and the creation of a safe, neutral environment.
Hariri stressed the importance of implementing the humanitarian provision of the UN resolutions, including the release of detainees and holding war criminals accountable. He stressed that there will be no sustainable peace “without transitional justice.”
Moreover, Hariri pointed out that the Assad regime and Russia insist on a military solution, especially in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria which claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians. He added that this coincided with the Assad regime and Russia’s obstruction of the formation of a Constitutional Committee and stalling the political process altogether.
Hariri called on the UN and the main stakeholders to follow a new path to the political solution. He said: “We must return to the international resolutions that shaped the political solution in Syria, namely through the formation of TGB according to a specific timeline.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)