Government continues talks with opposition parties

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Dr. Wael al-Halqi regularly stresses that Syrian government is serious in taking all necessary measures to launch national dialogue.

Prime Minister, who heads the ministerial committee recently formed to follow up implementation of the endorsed three-staged political plan, said the government is communicating with all political and social parties inside Syria and abroad that believe in national solution to surpass the crisis in the country.

The remark was made on Thursday during a meeting with the "3rd Bloc for Syria" (a political party). This meeting comes within the framework of preparatory measures to launch national dialogue.

The Bloc's Head, Mohammad Mazen Mograbeyeh, stressed support for the political plan based on dialogue and reject foreign meddling in political affairs, according toSANA.

Members of the Bloc underlined need for lifting economic sanctions imposed on Syria, controlling reach of humanitarian aid to affected people, clarifying mechanism of compensation, and appealing to opposition parties abroad to return home and practice political work that doesn't contradict national sovereignty.

Thus far, the committee has held talks with several political parties, separately, to reach common viewpoints about dialogue and briefed them about procedures being adopted to push ahead with preparation for national dialogue.

The procedures include guarantees to those who want to back home and take part in the dialogue, ensuring shelters, and dealing with detainees and abductees file.

The ministerial committee includes Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministers of Information, Justice, National Reconciliation, Transport, Industry, Red Crescent Affairs, and People's Assembly Affairs.