The UN Security Council on Friday, December 18, unanimously adopted a resolution in support of the «road map» of the process of settlement of the conflict in Syria, according to Reuters news Agency.
The document calls on the Secretary-General «as soon as possible, tentatively in the beginning of January 2016», to gather the Syrian sides to the negotiating table, which will be conducted on the basis of the Geneva communiqué and the decisions of the International support group Syria (MGPS). As soon as the parties to the conflict «will begin the first steps in the implementation of political transition» in Syria should enter into force a truce, writes TASS.
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».
The document does not mention President Bashar al-Assad, the question of the future of which continues to be a stumbling block.