Presidential Political and Media Advisor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban stressed that Syria is adopting a constructive practical approach that believes in partnership, political dialogue and the common destiny of all the segments of the Syrian people, expressing the Government’s readiness to hold dialogue with whoever believes in the political solution to the crisis in Syria.
Commenting on the upcoming Syrian National Dialogue Congress, Shaaban told Sputnik Agency that “The success of the congress is based on making the armed groups realize that it is time to stop violence, hand their arms over and engage in a national dialogue that will lead to a comprehensive settlement of all issues related to the current crisis.”
Shaaban added “We are ready to hold dialogue with those who believe in the political solution to the crisis and the responsibility of the other side,” indicating that the desire of the “opposition” or even its ability to participate in a political process has not become clear yet.
The final statement of the tripartite Russian-Iranian-Turkish Summit on Wednesday called upon “representatives of the Syrian Government and opposition which is committed to Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity to participate in a constructive way in the National Dialogue Congress to be held soon in Sochi,” indicating at the same time that the three states agreed on actively working on enhancing the success of the Congress.
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Syria has called on the UNSC to do its job and halt the US-led so-called anti-terror coalition’s crimes against the nation.
The Russian foreign minister has come down on the US for pursing a “double standard” approach towards the fight against terror in Syria, saying Washington encourages “bloody provocations” against Russian and Syrian government forces.
The European Union will organise a second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region in spring 2018. This was announced yesterday by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during a high-level event on the Syria crisis, hosted by the EU in the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York and attended by close to 50 countries and partners. Continue reading
The United Nations envoy for Syria and the EU foreign affairs commissioner warned that the Geneva talks on a political agreement to end the conflict must resume to ensure that the country does not end up partitioned. Continue reading
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said that the United States is an uninvited guest in Syria, RIA Novosti reported.
The French president underlined the role of Iran in the Syria peace process, saying no “efficient” solution could be found to the six-year-old crisis in war-torn country without the Islamic Republic.
A high-level international meeting on Syria will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 21, on the sidelines of the General Assembly General Debate, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said in an interview with TASS.