Britain’s envoy to Syria Gareth Bayley welcomes the statement issued by the Syrian Coalition to hold direct negotiations according to the Geneva I Communique in order to find a just political solution that supports the demands of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity.
In a statement published by the British Foreign Ministry in Arabic, Bailey has accused the Assad regime and its allies, not the moderate opposition, of impeding the transitional process in Syria, the only way to reduce human suffering.
Bailey also welcomes the Syrian Coalition’s great attention to the protection of civilians at a time when the Assad regime continues to deliberately target the civilian population, especially through the use of barrel bombs.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Syrian Coalition reaffirmed commitment to a political solution based on the Geneva I Communiqué and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, in particular resolution 2118, which states that the implementation of the Geneva I Communiqué begins with the formation of a Transitional Governing Body.
It also reaffirms its commitment to resuming serious negotiations in the form of a Geneva III conference, called for by the United Nations, and continuing from where the Geneva II negotiations ended.
Moreover, it stresses that resuming Geneva negotiations is currently unimaginable while the killing machine of Assad and the Russian-Iranian invaders continues to target Syrian civilians. (Source: Syrian Coalition)