President Khoja stresses that the Syrian conflict should be resolved in accordance with the Geneva declaration in 2012 which called for the formation of a transitional governing body, affirming that it should not include any of the regime’s elements, chiefly President Bashar Al-Assad.
“Bashar al-Assad has no role in the future of Syria,” Khoja said in an interview with the Interfax news agency on Friday.
After concluding talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Khoja said that the Assad regime was using ISIS as an excuse to re-establish its footing on several key areas in Syria.
“The Russian side showed understanding of the Syrian Coalition’s vision of a political solution,” he added.
Khoja stresses the need to pull Syria out of its current situation, which he described as chaotic because of war waged by the Assad regime against the Syrian people. He also stresses the need to restore stability to the region.
“A political solution must preserve Syria’s territorial integrity and the unity of its people, in addition to protecting state institutions from collapse.”
Khoja pointed out that “we agreed with the Russian leadership to continue consultations and meetings to find a just solution in Syria.”
With regards to the fight against terrorism, Khoja said that “regime forces deliberately withdrew from several strategic areas which were seized by ISIS. He imported sectarian militias to kill the Syrian people and carried out attacks on popular markets and residential areas, which leaves no doubt that the Assad regime is the source of terrorism and chaos in the region and thus cannot be a partner in the fight against terrorism. (Source: Syrian Coalition)