Syrian Coalition Urges EU for More Active Role in Geneva Talks

The Syrian Coalition called on the European Union to assume a more active role in pushing forward the negotiations aimed at finding a political solution in Syria in accordance with the Geneva Communiqué of 2012 and the UN Security Council resolution 2254.

President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Abdah met with the Dutch envoy to Syria Gerard Steeghs in the Coalition headquarters in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Tuesday. The meeting discussed the latest developments regarding the upcoming round of talks in Geneva and their agenda as well as the formation of the oppositions’ negotiation delegation. The meeting was attended by Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Ahad Steifo.

“We urge the EU to play more active role in the Syrian issue and contribute to the efforts aimed at reaching a political solution that ensures that the aspirations of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity are met,” Abdah said.

The two sides agreed to organize events in Geneva and The Hague to highlight the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against the Syrian people. Abdah stressed the important role the Netherlands can play to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court to ensure that perpetrators of war crimes are held to account.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 14.02.2017)

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