Syrian oppossition meets to discuss Geneva II

A group of 130 Syrian opposition members meet in Cordoba city for the third time since 2012.

Syrian oppossition meets to discuss Geneva II

World Bulletin / News Desk

A group of 130 Syrian opposition members met on Thursday in Spain's Cordoba city to discuss the Geneva II Conference expected to be held on January 22.

The Syrian opposition has met in Spain for the third time since 2012 with the logistic support of Spanish government at the historic Umayyad-Andalusia. They had held meetings in Madrid in March 2012 and May 2013.

During the 40 minute-meeting which was open to the press, the Spanish Foreign Ministry's North Africa, Mediterranean and Middle East Director Manuel Gomez Acebo said that the Spanish government is following the humanitarian crisis which caused the deaths of over 130 thousand people with deep concern.

"We hope that the Geneva II Conference will be the first step to peace," noted Acebo.

Speaking on behalf of the opposition Free Syrian Army, Muhammed Fares said a solution is only possible if all representatives and symbols of the Syrian regime are removed.

Muhammed Barma, leader of the Syrian National Development Party, accused the Syrian regime of fascism and stressed the need for a new system based on democratic principles regardless of religion, language and race.

The main agenda of the meeting was negotiating the common compromise points among opposition groups before the Geneva II Conference.

On the other hand, the Spanish government reportedly spent 250 thousand Euros for the meetings amid the economic crisis.

The meeting will continue for two days.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ocak 2014, 13:59