Members of the Syrian Opposition’s Negotiations Committee met with representatives of local councils as part of a five-day workshop that concluded in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Monday. The workshop was aimed at promoting cooperation between the local councils and the Negotiations Committee.
Hadi al-Bahra, Abdel-Ilah Fahad, and Tariq al-Kurdi participated in the workshop as members of the Committee put forward a detailed explanation about the outcome of the latest round of negotiations in Geneva.
Al-Fahad pointed out that the negotiating process lacked a serious other side, adding that it was the same side that rejected direct negotiations and insisted on carrying on with the killings, bombing and destruction in various parts of Syria.
Fahad underscored that the implementation of international resolutions and the bringing about of a political transition and radical change in the ruling regime is the most feasible way to put an end to the suffering of the Syrian people.
Fahad pointed out that the international community and the United Nations have a responsibility to put the Geneva process back on the right track. This can only by achieved through exercising pressure on the Assad regime and its backers to force the regime to seriously engage in the political process and respect the agenda calling for the formation of a transitional governing body. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)
Head of the Syrian opposition’s Negotiations Committee, Nasr al-Hariri and an accompanying delegation met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Monday.
The two sides stressed that the Geneva process is the only venue for the success of any political solution in accordance with the Geneva Communiqué of 2012 and international resolutions, especially UN Security Council resolutions 2118 and 2254.
Hariri pointed out that the political process still lacks the other side, referring to the delegation of the Assad regime which continues to invent excuses to avoid the implementation of international resolutions aimed at bringing about political transition.
Hariri stressed the need for the international community and United Nations to take serious action to salvage the political process. He emphasized that the Geneva process is in great danger because of the refusal of the Assad regime to engage seriously in negotiations.
Hariri thanked Turkey and the Turkish people for their continued, generous support for the Syrian opposition and the Syrian people’s quest for freedom. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)