23 December 2013, 17:51

Syrian opposition to decide on its participation in Geneva-2 on Jan 7 – chief

Syrian opposition to decide on its participation in Geneva-2 on Jan 7 – chief

The General Council of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces will make a decision on whether to take part in a Geneva-2 peace conference at a meeting which is to take place in Istanbul on January 7, the coalition’s Secretary General Badr Jamus has announced.

“The General Council will hold a meeting in Istanbul on January 7 where a decision on whether to take part in a Geneva-2 peace conference might be made. If we see no progress in the situation /in Syria/, there is no point in sitting down at the negotiating table,” Jamus said, adding that he regarded talks for the sake of talks as senseless.

The Geneva-2 peace conference on Syria is set to take place in the Swiss city of Montreux on January 22.

The government and opposition are supposed to start negotiating without any preconditions in accordance to a 2012 Geneva communiqué.

The opposition hasn’t yet decided on the issue and earlier as a condition of its participation in the conference demanded to consider the possibility of appointing a new leadership for the country, which implied the resignation of the incumbent Syrian President, Bashar Assad.

Syrian opposition to decide its participation in Geneva-II on Jan 7 - chief

National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces is to decide whether it will participate in Geneva II peace conference during its meeting in Istanbul on Jan. 7, said Badr Jamus, National Coalition chief, in an interview with RIA-Novosti.

Voice of Russia, RIA-Novosti

 

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