Member of the Syrian Coalition Nasr Hariri said that the Coalition, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) and the FSA groups will select the opposition’s delegation to the upcoming Geneva talks.
Hariri, who attended a meeting of the Syrian political and military opposition in Turkey’s capital Ankara on Friday, said the meeting brought together the real political and military opposition. He stressed the need for greater unity among the opposition.
The conferees in Ankara discussed the outcome of the Astana meeting held in the Kazakh capital on January 23, the solidification of the ceasefire, and the formation of the Syrian opposition delegation to the upcoming round of Geneva talks. The Assad regime forces and their allied foreign militias continue to violate the truce, Hariri said. He added that the Astana meeting has not yet produced any tangible progress in the issues of detainees, the delivery of humanitarian aid, and the complete lifting of the sieges.
Hariri warned that the upcoming round of talks due to be held in Geneva on February 20 will be doomed to fail unless appropriate conditions are created; most notably a complete ceasefire; stopping the bombardment; the delivery of aid to those in need; and the release of detainees. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)