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Syrian opposition delegation arrived in Geneva for talks

on Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:39 pm
The delegation of the Syrian opposition came to Geneva for peace negotiations taking place under the auspices of the UN. The delegation was headed by the head of the negotiating group Asaad al-Zoubi, reports Tass

Coordinator of the Higher Committee on Negotiations (WCP), the former prime minister of Syria Riad Hijab, did not come to Geneva. According to the source, to help with coordination will also be well-known opposition figure George Sabra.

As expected, the first coordination meeting of the CPSU with the special envoy of UN Secretary General on Syria Andrew de Mistura will take place January 31. At the same meeting with the delegation of the SAR government, who arrived on Friday in Geneva, the question.

De Mistura previously reported that in the early stages of the peace negotiations, designed for six months, will be carried out in an indirect format. Mediator between the two delegations will be an emissary of the international community, the conviction that such an approach will allow it to show maximum flexibility in the discussions aimed at ending a five-year civil war.

VKP has received an invitation from de Mistura has come to Geneva on Tuesday, on 26 January. However, the opposition delegation, representing various warring factions in Syria, within a few days met in the Saudi capital. Before you say "yes", the opposition would like to receive assurances from the United Nations, whether made provisions adopted in December last year, the UN Security Council resolution.

In particular, they demanded an end to the siege of towns and let them humanitarian aid, to stop attacks on civilians, as well as the release of prisoners. At the same time as the United Nations, since Russia and the United States stressed that all of the parties to the negotiations have come to Geneva without putting forward any preconditions.

The four main topics of discussion, according to de Mistura, will the political process, including the issues of governance, the development of a new constitution and holding elections, ceasefire, humanitarian access to all parts of the country ravaged by civil war and the fight against terrorism. In Russian
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