The Syrian Coalition denied it agreed to the content of a paper that was prepared in the Italian capital of Rome under the supervision of the Sant’Egidio Community. It also denied it assigned any of its members to attend the meeting that paved the way for the preparation of the paper.
Spokesman for the Syrian Coalition Anas al-Abda said that the “Coalition has nothing to do with the paper, nor did it assign anyone of its members to represent it in the meeting.”
Abda affirmed that “the side with the authorization to approve the papers and negotiating policies of the revolution and opposition forces is the Syrian Negotiations Commission.”
“We call on all parties to avoid any steps that may cause harm to the political process which must be aimed at meeting the aspirations of the Syrian people and the full, effective implementation of UN Security Council resolutions 2254 and 2118 as well as the Geneva Communique of 2012.”
The Syrian Negotiations Commission likewise issued a statement denying that it presented a road map for peace in Syria as it denounced citing its name in a workshop or a meeting that none of its members attended. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)