The Syrian Negotiations Commission announced it would be participating in the upcoming round of negotiations that were called for by the UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura and which will be held in the Austrian capital Vienna next week in the framework of the Geneva political process.
In a statement on Thursday, the Commission said: “In response to the invitation sent by the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to attend a special meeting with the United Nations within the framework of the UN-led Geneva political process, the Syrian Negotiations Commission announces it will be participating in that special meeting due to be held on January 25 and 26."
Official spokesman for the Commission Yahya Aridi said that the participation of the Commission in the Vienna meeting comes within the framework of "the emphasis on the UN-led talks as the path for political solution in Syria.”
Aridi pointed out that the UN is "the party with on obligation to implement its resolutions to find a political solution that will rid Syria of tyranny and achieve a transition to a free, democratic state for all its citizens." (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)