The Syrian Coalition said that a permanent political solution for Syria must begin with forming a transitional governing body with full executive powers. This move would provide a suitable environment for drafting a new constitution and holding legislative and presidential elections to allow Syrians to freely participate in the making of their country’s future, the Coalition added.
The Coalition’s remarks were made during a meeting held earlier today between the political committee and Coalition’s members in the High Negotiations Committee (HNC). The meeting discussed the second round of negotiations held in Geneva in mid-March under the auspices of the United Nations. The meeting also drew up an action plan to serve as a point of reference for the Coalition’s delegation during the upcoming rounds of negotiations.
The members of the negotiating delegation reaffirmed commitment to the principles of the revolution and the fundamental guidelines set out by the Coalition for the negotiating process. These guidelines emphasize the need to end the reign of al-Assad and his clique and transition the country to a pluralistic democratic rule in which all Syrians have equal rights regardless of ethnicity, religion or sect.
The political committee members made it clear that the goal of engaging in negotiations is to bring about a political transition in which Bashar al-Assad and his clique do not have any role in the transitional process or in Syria’s future.
The conferees pointed out that the Geneva negotiations have the potential to end the suffering of the Syrian people if the international community forced Assad to engage seriously in the negotiation process and stop the constant bombardment of cities in blatant violation of the “cessation of hostilities” agreement. (Source: Syrian Coalition)