MOSCOW, January 29. The delegation of the government of Syria has arrived in Geneva ready to negotiate on the conflict settlement, which should begin on Friday. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“We have a clear understanding and accurate information that the delegation of the government of Syria arrived in Geneva, is in close contact with the UN and the experts who work there”, she said, adding that in Geneva are working, including, and Russian experts.
The Syrian conflict and the main stages of its settlement
Zakharov also noted that is ready for the talks and the opposition delegation of ATS, formed following the meetings in Moscow and Cairo. “We understand that a group of representatives of the Syrian opposition, which is formed on the basis of the Moscow and Cairo meetings, also ready for constructive interaction and work. On their part, we do not see any preconditions, and they are completely ready to launch the negotiation process, which was agreed upon,” – said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.
“As for the opposition groups, formed in Riyadh, the information that the representatives of this group stated about the readiness to start work, we do not have – continued Zakharova. – I hope that such statements will follow. All must clearly understand that it is very important, it is hoped, a turning point in the Syrian settlement – in the sense of finding solutions and ways of achieving a peaceful settlement.
“We call on all parties to engage in the work, to reject any preconditions in favor of really finding effective ways to reach a political settlement in Syria,” concluded the diplomat.
Main groups of the Syrian opposition. Dossier