The settlement process of the Syrian crisis is impossible to advance without the United States’ involvement in the UN-mediated Geneva format, Syrian opposition member Qadri Jamil said.
For the first time, all parties to Syria’s conflict — including the divided opposition — have agreed to take part in expert talks to help lay the foundation for a new constitution, the UN special envoy for the country said Monday.
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura proposed to hold the next round of the intra-Syrian talks in mid-June.
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.
Rival Syrian delegations on Wednesday (May 17) weighed a UN proposal on developing a new constitution for the war-ravaged country, as a new round of peace talks entered a second day.
Ceasefire guarantor states Russia, Iran and Turkey have adopted a memorandum on the creation of four security zones in Syria, during peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
Syria’s main opposition group, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), will return Thursday to the talks on settling the Syrian conflict which are being held in the Kazakh capital Astana, reports say.
The United Nations’ envoy for Syria is calling on the armed opposition’s delegation to return to the talks underway in Kazakhstan where a proposal to establish safe zones in the country is a top issue.
Syrian rebels have suspended their participation in the latest round of Russian-backed talks in Kazakhstan in protest against ongoing air strikes in the war-torn country.