The Syrian foreign Minister, Walid Muallim, who is visiting Beijing, said that the official Damascus is ready to participate in peace talks in Geneva – but only if they will be held without the participation of external forces. You are talking about, the Minister did not elaborate.
According to him, Syria is ready to present its delegation as soon as it becomes known, who will be invited for negotiations. He expressed hope for a successful dialogue on national reconciliation and the speedy formation of a government of transition.
We will remind that some days ago the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a roadmap for the settlement in Syria. She offers at the beginning of January 2016 to be held in Geneva conference, participation in which should take the Syrian political forces.
The resolution expresses support to the political process, whose aim must be the establishment of a transitional government for six months and not later than 18 months «free and fair elections» in accordance with the new Constitution. To participate in the elections should be allowed «all Syrians, including members of the Diaspora».
Resolution bypasses the question of the fate of President Bashar al-Assad. Most Western countries have agreed to ensure that he retained power during the transition period, however, consider it unacceptable further participation in political life. Russia is convinced that it must be solved by the Syrians themselves.