A delegation of the Syrian Negotiations Commission headed by Nasr al-Hariri visited the United Kingdom and held several meetings with international officials. The meetings were focused on the political process and the need to reinvigorate it in a sustainable manner to reach a comprehensive solution in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2254.
Hariri said that the Commission’s delegation provided the international Small Group on Syria with a detailed overview of the most important and vital aspects of the Syrian issue, including the situation in Idlib, the comprehensive political process including the constitutional committee, the Iranian presence in the country, and violations being committed by the Assad regime and its allies.
The overview also talked about detainees and abductees, reconstruction, the return of refugees, and the prosecution of war criminals.
Hariri said he met with the UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura and discussed with him the latest political and field developments, the outcome of the Istanbul quartet summit, the obstacles to progress in the political process, and the need to revive the process.
The delegation also met with member of the British Parliament Alison McGovern and co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Friends of Syria Andrew Mitchell. Hariri pointed out that they had an in-depth discussion of the latest political developments in Syria and the United Kingdom’s role in supporting the political process to reach a sustainable political solution through the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 2254.
The delegation also met with former Deputy National Security Adviser and British Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore. Hariri said that they discussed “the situation in Idlib, the developments with regards to the political process, and the efforts that Great Britain can make to contribute to the political as well as humanitarian assistance.”
Hariri thanked the head of the Syria team at the British Foreign Office, Carla Thomas. He said: “The meeting with Thomas was useful as she contributed to the holding of meetings with other officials and MPs in London.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)