The Syrian opposition’s delegation to New York met with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday following a conference held on Syria on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly meeting.
The conference, which was organized by Saudi Arabia and attended by representatives of Syria’s friendly countries, discussed prospects of a political solution and the latest field developments in Syria.
President of the Syrian Coalition and General Coordinator of the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) Riad Hijab discussed with the Qatari Emir the mass forced displacement policy being pursued by the regime against the residents of besieged areas.
Sheikh Tamim reaffirmed support for the Syrian revolution and the Syrian people’s aspirations for freedom and dignity. Conferees stressed the need to establish accountability mechanisms to hold violations of the truce to account. They condemned the terrorist practices of the Assad regime and its blocking of efforts aimed at alleviating the suffering of the Syrian people.
Hijab pointed out that the HNC made a strategic decision to proceed with the political process and put in place a political transition through UN-sponsored negotiations. However, he said that an appropriate environment must be established for the resumption of negotiations; most importantly the lifting of blockades on the besieged cities and towns; allowing humanitarian access; stopping aerial bombardment; and securing the border crossings. (Source: Syrian Coalition)