Syrian opposition determines that negotiations to give guarantees on the humanitarian situation and the cessation of bombing. The talks may last up to six months.
The positions are still very conflicting between the parties of the Syrian conflict. “We’re not here to negotiate, but to lay the foundations to do so,” said Bassma Kadamani, chief of the Supreme Commission for Negotiations (CSN), the main opposition coalition. But despite the disagreements they have not put a limit date to start negotiating.
The talks may last up to six months , according to previously declared the special UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. Tomorrow will meet in the morning with the government delegation and after eating will do with the opposition, according to his office pointed. However shortly after the agency Efe reported that several opposition delegates were already saying who had no plans No single encounter with De Mistura.
Syrian opposition to negotiations conditions are met guarantees about the humanitarian situation and the cessation of bombing . “We demand that the food reaches our children, see estn families safe in their homes without being bombarded by Russia, and that women in prisons are released Asad,” opposition spokesman commented, Salem Muslit. Also complained that Moscow gives the protection to Syrian President Bashar Assad : “We want Russia to stop supporting this bloody regime and begin to support the Syrian people,” said opposition spokesman, Monzer Makhous in Geneva.
The Syrian government has said it will not accept preconditions, criticizing the stance of the opposition “not serious”. The head of the delegation of Damascus in the Geneva talks, Bashar Jaafari, however expressed his disposition to do concessions in the humanitarian scope pursuant to the resolution 2254 of the UN. But you must stop, “the sending of terrorists from other countries”. Cundo still not known directly dialogarn both parties, now discussed in separate rooms. According to some participants, the atmosphere in Geneva is confusion. “We know quin sit at the table with us and even De Mistura knows,” Jaafari lament.
Despite these disagreements, showed Staffan de Mistura was “optimistic”. Since March 2011 Syria is immersed in an armed conflict has cost the lives of more than 250,000 people , according to UN estimates. The resolution adopted by the 15-member Security Council on December 18 besides fixed within half a year to establish a government in Syria “credible, inclusive and non-sectarian”, as well as a timetable and process for the Editing of a new constitution. Preliminary results podrn known at the meeting of the International Support Group for Syria scheduled for February 11 in Mnich, according to a Russian spokesman.