Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) has provided a written reply to the proposal of UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on creation of a consultative mechanism for constitutional matters, criticizing almost every point of the envoy’s paper and requiring clarifications.
Steps are being taken to consolidate a three-month ceasefire in Syria throughout the country despite increasing violations, Turkey’s Ambassador to Russia Huseyin Dirioz said Monday.
The Damascus Platform is about to invite an independent delegation of Syrian opposition forces and civil society members to the next round of the Syrian reconciliation talks in Geneva, the platform said in a statement.
The authorities of Qatar expressed their interest in joining talks in Kazakhstan’s Astana on the inter-Syrian settlement. Doha shares Moscow’s stance that it is only up to the people in Syria to decide on the country’s future president, Russian Ambassador to Qatar Nurmakhmad Kholov said.