President Khoja informed the UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, of the intention of the Syrian Coalition to attend the upcoming consultation meetings in Geneva. A United Nation team is going to hold separate meetings with the Syrian opposition in early May.
The consultations are aimed to activate the Geneva communique and clarify its essential provisions as well as to get view of the visions of the opposition and large segments of Syrian society as well as regional and international powers with regard to push for a political solution led by the Syrians themselves.
The Syrian Coalition reaffirms its commitment to a political solution and to resuming negotiations from the point they stopped despite the Assad regime’s insistence on pursuing a military solution to the conflict and on dodging all previous international initiatives in order to gain more time and to suppress the popular uprising.
It also stresses that the Syrian conflict can only be solved through toppling the tyrannical Assad regime with all its symbols and its security apparatuses, and that the head of the ruling regime and its inner circle must not have any role to play in the transitional phase in Syria’s future.
The latest rebel gains have undoubtedly changed the balance of power on the ground, which requires a re-reading of the Syrian scene by the international community and a real turning point in the level of support and coordination provided to the forces of the Syrian Revolution. (Source: Syrian Coalition)