DAMASCUS- “Syria Welcomes the Concluding Statement of Geneva Meeting, Particularly on Commitment to Syria' Sovereignty, Independence and Territorial Integrity.” Syria`s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
In a statement, which DP-News received a copy of it, an Official source at Syria`s Foreign Ministry stated that Syria welcomes the concluding statement of Geneva meeting, particularly the fundamental points on commitment to Syria's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Wednesday.
The official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry stated on
Wednesday expressed Damascus's relief over the proceedings of the press
conference held by Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, at the end of the
meeting, whose concluding statement and the statements of some of the
participants, the source added, were examined in depth by the Ministry.
"Syria values the stance of the international special envoy Kofi
Annan which he reflected in his press release at the end of the meeting and his
keenness that all parties cooperate with his mission and abide by his six-point
plan, particularly regarding halting the violence by any aside and disarming
the armed groups to pave the way for launching the political process," the
source said in a statement.
The Syrian official source cited other fundamental points including
those of putting an end to the violence and human rights violations, disarming
the armed groups, non-militarization of the situation in Syria, protection of
civilians and launching a Syrian-led political process that meets the
legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people and starts with national dialogue
among all the groups and spectrum of the Syrian society so as to reach a
decision that is Syrian.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry also pointed out that Syria will not stop
at the statements made by some of the participants, considering them as
"deliberate falsification of the Geneva meeting's results and an attempt
to stoke the violence and undermine the international envoy's mission."
The source added that those statements are reflection of the stances of
the countries that are part of the crisis and are not helping in resolving it
through comprehensive national dialogue.
The source also stressed that Syria welcomes the concluding statement
of Geneva meeting, particularly the fundamental points on commitment to Syria's
sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
It cited other fundamental points including those of putting an end to
the violence and human rights violations, disarming the armed groups,
non-militarization of the situation in Syria, protection of civilians and
launching a Syrian-led political process that meets the legitimate aspirations
of the Syrian people and starts with national dialogue among all the groups and
spectrums of the Syrian society so as to reach a decision that is Syrian.
The source highlighted besides these points that of maintaining the
work of the governmental institutions and qualified cadres and preserving
public sector jobs in order to have a multi-party democratic country with fair
and equal electoral competition and equal opportunities for everybody without
discrimination as it was stated in the new constitution of the Syrian Arab
The Foreign Ministry source pointed out that there were vague points in
the concluding statement of Geneva meeting that needed to be clarified.
"Nevertheless, as long as the participants have acknowledged that the
Syrian people alone are the decision-makers in determining their future without
foreign interference, then all issues are discussable at the national dialogue
The statement reiterated Syria's adherence to Annan's six-point plan
and continued cooperation with him and the UN observer mission according to the
relevant Security Council resolutions and the initial understanding signed
between Syria and the UN on April 19, 2012 and the complementary mutual MOUs.
The source stressed that Syria has repeatedly announced its readiness
to start a comprehensive national dialogue process with the participation of
all the parties in order to agree on a program to bring the crisis to an end
and chart the way forward for Syria based on the fact that the Syrians alone
have the right to building their future.
The source concluded with the Foreign Ministry's hope that the
countries which participated in the Geneva meeting comply and work honestly for
a political solution to the crisis in Syria that is based on ending the
violence, halting the funding, arming and harboring of the armed groups and
supporting Annan's plan through encouraging some of the Syrian opposition
parties that have influence on these groups to abandon their illusions and
engage into the comprehensive national dialogue to achieve security and
stability in Syria.