The opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) reaffirmed commitment to the demands of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity, stressing that all its meetings in Geneva with the UN envoy to Syria focused on the need to bring about political transition in line with international resolutions on Syria.
During a teleconference between members of the HNC’s delegation to Geneva talks and activists in eastern Ghouta on Friday, HNC spokesman Salem Meslet said that the opposition negotiation delegation is keen on listen to the voice of the Syrian people at home. “We assure our people we would be guided by their demands and take the decisions that are acceptable to them,” Melset said.
Melset went on to say that HNC’s delegation to Geneva has set out its vison very clearly, adding that that the opposition will continue to press for political transition and the formation of a transitional governing body where Bashar Al-Assad and his associates do not have any role to play.
The HNC delegation submitted a report detailing the regime’s continued violations of the ceasefire to the United Nations, most notably in eastern Ghouta, the districts of Barzah, Qaboun, and Alwaer.
For their part, activists in eastern Ghouta stressed that Russia’s actions contradict its claims of playing the role of a guarantor of the ceasefire agreement, warning that Russia is now repeating what it did in Aleppo in other areas across Syria.
The activists emphasized confidence in the HNC as representing the demands of the Syrian people in Geneva talks, noting that the outcome of the Riyadh conference should remain the guideline for the opposition during negotiations. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)