Syria’s opposition called the main requirements for the solution of the conflict in the country

In Geneva mezhsiriyskie continue peace talks, officially launched on 1 February. On Tuesday the government delegation and the Syrian opposition for the first time will spend one day in separate meetings with the special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura.

On the eve of the representatives of the Syrian opposition said there are three main points from which, in their opinion, depends the settlement of the conflict in that country. The release of prisoners, women and children, the lifting of the blockade and the cessation of Russian air strikes are the main requirements of the opposition’s delegation, told journalists in Geneva, spokesman of the Higher Committee on negotiations (WCP) Syrian opposition Salim al-Maslat.

Al-Muslat noted that during the «positive» meeting with the UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura on Monday, the opposition discussed the issues outlined in UN security Council resolution 2254, adopted in support of a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Syria in December last year, reports the BBC. The resolution in the main permit conditions of conflict is also called the lifting of the siege of cities, release of prisoners, women and children, the cessation of attacks on civilians.

«Here are three questions of exceptional importance: the lifting of the siege, the liberation of women and children, as well as the termination of flights by Russian military aircraft and aircraft of the regime,» he said after meeting with Staffan de Mistura Salim al-Maslat, quoted by RIA «Novosti».

«We are intensifying efforts to put an end to the suffering in Syria,» he said, according to Reuters, the press Secretary of the CPSU.

On Monday in Geneva has arrived the chief negotiator on behalf of the CPSU delegation of the Syrian opposition, the leader of the group «Jaish al-Islam» Mohammed Alloush. About it RIA «news» has declared a press-the Secretary of the CPSU Manser Mahus. The arrival of the head of the Higher Committee on negotiations between the opposition of Syria Riyad Hijab is expected on 2 February, he said.

The delegation of the CPSU considers the group «Ahrar al-sham» and «Jaish al-Islam» moderate opposition, as they agreed to participate in the political settlement process, said RIA «Novosti» press-Secretary of the CPSU Manner Majus. «These people, first of all, all the Syrians. They are not foreigners. They are not extremists. If they were extremists, they would never have agreed to go into the political process. This is very important. Whatever they have been characterized, for us it is the moderate opposition,» he said. Earlier the Syrian government and the Russian authorities protested against the participation of «Jaish al-Islam» in the negotiations.

On Tuesday the government delegation and the Syrian opposition will hold meetings with the special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura. On the eve the emissary of the international community stated that the inter-Syrian indirect talks started. He tried to dissociate from the failed conference on Syria held in Switzerland in 2012 and 2014 (the»Geneva-1 and Geneva-2″), reports TASS. «This is not a «Geneva-3», — the diplomat said at the beginning of the conference.

The special envoy of the UN Secretary General tried to convince the parties to maintain restraint. While delegations try to avoid especially loud statements. So, the head of the government delegation, permanent representative of Syria to the UN Bashar ja’afari though held some connection between the terrorists and some members of the opposition, but Wu the same time stressed that the representatives of Damascus to leave Geneva did not intend.

The opposition, in turn, has repeatedly stressed that does not put forward any preconditions. «We came here without any conditions, without preconditions», — said on Monday the Russian news Agency TASS, the official representative of the CPSU Salim al-Maslat. At the same time, the opposition insists on the enforcement of UN security Council resolution 2254.

De Mistura said that along with the humanitarian subjects must simultaneously begin to discuss the ceasefire, and to do so need not in Geneva, and at the level of International support group Syria (MGPS). He recalled that MGPS promised to help the process. «If, before February 11, we will reach, I hope, some results, I will certainly introduce MGPS, and then the UN security Council,» said de Mistura.

Russia continues to believe that all associated with the Syrian settlement issues should be resolved taking into account interests of the Kurds, said RIA «Novosti» Russian Deputy foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov.

According to the Russian diplomat that Moscow will «continue to insist that the Kurds were entitled to participate in the inter-Syrian negotiation process.» «Americans, in principle, I share our opinion. Believe that this issue should be resolved at subsequent stages,» he said.

In addition, Tuesday may be held a trilateral meeting of Russia, USA and the UN on Syria, said the diplomat.




Syria’s opposition called the main requirements for the solution of the conflict in the country 02.02.2016

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