General Coordinator of the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee Riad Hijab stressed the HNC’s commitment to pursuing the interests of the Syrian people and their aspirations. He said that the HNC is keen on prioritizing the discussion of the issue of political transition and the formation of a transitional government body (TGB) with full power without Bashar al-Assad and his inner circle during the ongoing round of talks in Geneva.
Hijab was speaking during a meeting with the Syrian Coalition’s political committee, President Anas al-Abdah and members of the General Assembly in the Coalition’s headquarters in Istanbul earlier today.
Hijab gave a detailed overview of the course of the third round of the Geneva talks. He also reviewed the meetings the HNC held with the UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, representatives of active players in the Syrian file and friendly countries.
The HNC’s general coordinator pointed out that the HNC’s insistence on its demands forced the Assad regime to allow the entry of humanitarian aid to some of the besieged areas across Syria. He added that the HNC is pressing to introduce relief aid to the rest of the besieged areas. The HNC persistently raises the issue of the detainees in Assad’s prisons, Hijab said.
The conferees stressed the need to hold war criminals, including Bashar al-Assad, accountable. While he rejected partial solutions to the conflict, Hijab underscored that no one in the opposition has the right to waive any of the Syrian people’s rights or deviate from the principles of the Syrian revolution. (Source: Syrian Coalition)