The Syrian Negotiations Commission held a number of important meetings in its office in Geneva on Tuesday and Wednesday in the presence of President of the Commission, Badr Jamous, and the Co-chair of the Constitutional Committee, Hadi al-Bahra. They met with the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, and representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
The meeting with the UN envoy included discussion of the mechanisms for finding a political solution that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people. Jamous called on Pedersen to exert more pressure on the Assad regime to force it to implement UN resolutions.
Jamous informed the UN envoy that the Syrian people began to lose patience and hope for a solution, which threatens to create a new wave of refugees. He stressed that the responsibility for the current situation in Syria rests solely with the Assad regime and that any solution that does not achieve political transition and lead to building a new state that meets the hopes of the Syrian people and fulfills their aspirations will not be applicable.
The discussions also covered the dire humanitarian conditions Syrian refugees are suffering, especially in Lebanon, and the need for the United Nations to take action in this regard.
For his part, Pedersen stressed that he is serious about using all available means and capabilities to achieve a political solution and implement UN Resolution 2254, adding that he will continue to communicate with all countries capable of advancing the political process.
Jamous and al-Bahra discussed with representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, the latest developments in Syria, and the regime’s obstruction of the political process and its insistence on prolong the tragedy in Syria.
Jamous stressed that any further delay in reaching a political solution will lead to catastrophic consequences for the lives of the Syrian people, which confirms the need for a more effective role for the international community to put pressure on the Assad regime and find an effective mechanism to implement the relevant UN resolutions.
Jamous and Al-Bahra warned against leaving the Syrian people a hostage in the hands of the Assad regime, stressing that the Syrian people throughout Syria and in host countries are suffering dire humanitarian and economic conditions. They stressed the need to make every effort to save the people and provide them with various types of support, especially in the areas of education and basic needs.
They also emphasized that the return of refugees to Syria depends on reaching a real political solution that guarantees the future of all Syrians and achieves their demands for freedom and justice through the full and immediate implementation of Resolution 2254.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)