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PM: door is open to parties determine to be in dialogue

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ The Syrian government is pushing ahead with preparation for national dialogue conference through holding talks with  all parties to reach common viewpoints.

Today (Saturday), Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halqi, who heads the ministerial committee recently formed to follow up implementation of the political plan, met Secretary General of the Syrian National Youths Party, Maher Merhej, and politburo's members.

The talks revolved around the steps taken by the government to implement the first stage from the political plan outlined by President Bashar al-Assad to solve the crisis in Syria, SANA reported.

Al-Halqi restated that the government is open to all social and political parties that determine to involve in the political process to make the political plan success.

"The political plan is the only and objective way to surpass the ongoing crisis and achieve victory over the crisis," the premier said.

Opposition abroad

Following the meeting, Merhej told reporters that the party is communicating with the national opposition abroad.

"We agreed with the ministerial committee upon the mechanism of press coverage of the national dialogue, referendum in the future stage, return of displaced citizens, and giving information about detainees," Merhej added.

He noted that the party has prepared a list about its representatives in the national dialogue conference.

The committee which contains Deputy PM for Economic Affairs and Ministers of Information, Justice, National Reconciliation, Transport, Industry, Red Crescent Affairs, and People's Assembly Affairs, met several political parties in the past weeks. 

Basma Qaddour