Moscow: Syria meeting 'ends in failure'

Syrian opposition representatives claim Assad delegates 'failed to establish confidence' in talks in Moscow.

Moscow: Syria meeting 'ends in failure'

World Bulletin / News Desk

A second meeting held in Moscow in a bid to find a permanent solution to Syria's four-year civil war has ended in failure, according to a Syrian opposition representative.

Hassan Abdulazim's comments came Friday, four days after delegates from the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian opposition met in the Russian capital as part of a Russian initiative to find a solution to the conflict.

Abdulazim, general coordinator of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria (NCB), criticized the attitude of the Assad representatives, saying they had refused to establish an environment of confidence.

Syrian opposition representative Samir Aita, a member of the Syrian Democratic Forum, also alleged Syria's ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar al-Jaafari, was "not eager to find agreements and did not accept some suggestions aimed at helping solve many problems in Syria."

The two sides had earlier prepared a joint letter of agreement on topics including national sovereignty, protection of Syrian territory and people, the fight against terrorism, lifting of sanctions and rejection of unilateral sanctions imposed on the Syrian people.

However, many key Syrian opposition figures and groups, including the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (SMDK), did not attend the meeting.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Nisan 2015, 11:39