The Syrian Delegation to Geneva 2

It is important before arriving at the Geneva 2 conference which began on January 22nd , to know who will attend this conference .  It is the Syrian people who sent a delegation to the conference , carrying with it a historical and cultural legacy  of thousands of years . This creative people rejects terrorism because it loves life and believes in coexistence of its population who has no disagreement or differences on the national constants and nationalism.

The Syrians went to Geneva 2 conference searching for a political solution leading to an end to terrorism. Besides, they intended to call those countries which sponsor, support and fund terrorist groups for stopping the escalation of terrorism.

These countries, led by Saudi Arabia and Qatar have no history or cultural heritage to make them proud among the nations. Therefore , they are spiteful countries that banded with other countries which are governed by extremist and Wahhabi groups .

Moreover, the Syrian opposition abroad which is supported by the West and Saudi financiers, doesn't represent but itself.  From the very beginning of the crisis in Syria, this opposition doesn't stop calling for the external interference in Syria,  because it cannot face the outcomes of the ballot boxes in Syria .  It is obvious that the external opposition is contradictory theoretically and intellectually, besides it does not have a strategic vision towards the future of the country. And Syrians reject this opposition because it is traitor to the country and people. While the Syrian delegation went to Geneva2 conference confidently because it is undoubtedly strengthened with the support of the Syrian people.

Thus, if the external opposition is really serious in achieving the political process to end the crisis in Syria, then it must declare openly that it fights terrorism. It also must confess that it is against all terrorist factions that hinder any political and peaceful solution in Syria.

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Shaaban: we will not retreat

Geneva, (ST)- "no force on earth would be able to touch a little bit of Syria’s soil or target the dignity of any Syrian citizen, "underscored Presidential political and media advisor Dr. Buthaina Shaaban, Deputy Chairman of Syria’s official delegation taking part in Geneva 2 conference.

Speaking to reporters on Friday,Dr. Shaaban added  “We came to Geneva for the sake of our country, people and to stop terrorism, bloodshed through a political track that would be determined by the Syrians themselves , and we will not retreat.

She pointed out that “what is confirmed till today is that the coalition called "opposition" has no issue of a homeland or people.

"obviously, they imagine along with their masters, that we came to Geneva to let them assume authority, and this is an illusion that should go out of their minds, "asserted Shaaban.

The minister  underlined that the  Syrian people pay the price of the crisis in Syria from their blood and families… the so-called coalition doesn’t represent the opposition in Syria as there are other  spectrums inside Syria of the national opposition which is committed to their home.

Shaaban made it clear that one of the biggest reasons of the crisis in Syria. is “the real intervention which, even if it’s not public, is done through tools of foreign sides.”

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If no serious work sessions were held by Saturday, the government delegation would leave –al-Moallem

Geneva-- Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told UN mediator Lakhdar Ibrahimi that his delegation was prepared to walk out of the talks Saturday should no discussions with take place by then, the Syrian Information Ministry said.

Walid al-Moallem, the Foreign Minister, was quoted by state television on Friday as telling international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi that if no serious work sessions were held by Saturday, the government delegation would leave.

Brahimi and a Syrian government delegation met on Friday at the United Nations in Geneva. State television said the meeting was characterized by a "positive atmosphere."

"If no serious work sessions are held by (Saturday), the official Syrian delegation will leave Geneva due to the other side's lack of seriousness or preparedness," state television quoted Moualem as saying, citing a United Nations source, according to VoR.

 

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Al-Zoubi : Defending our people and country priority

Geneva, (ST) _ " We are insisting on the success of the political track and we have no intentions to complicate it. We have clear directives from President Bashar Al-Assad to work for the success of this track, "underscored Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, al-Zoubi underlined:" we are in Geneva because we want to defend our country and people,".

" the dialogue in Damascus is going on and we will work to deepen it with all opposition parties which weren't invited to Geneva conference",,said al-Zou'bi.

He further said: " the Syrian Arab Republic official delegation agreed to come to Geneva2 for a discussion with the opposition forces but it is obvious that the opposition is not represented entirely in Geneva, there is a partial, very narrow and simple representation. However, the  Syrian state's political will of conducting dialogue with the national opposition forces will remain".

About media leaks on differences of the coalition delegation the so-called the opposition to regarding who will represent them, al-Zou'bi said:

"Our human, national and political opinion towards some its figures is known," inquiring whether they have real political and national will, this is a suspicious matter".asserted al-Zou'bi  referring to the media leaks on differences of the coalition delegation the so-called the opposition regarding who will represent them in the conference.

Al-Zoubi described those who call themselves opposition, whether those present in Geneva or outside it, as  they are living in another world of dreams and illusions.

" Some of them, until now, say the Syrian delegation to Geneva will sign with us on stepping down and handing over the power" this is a fabulous speech and reflects political childhood , delirium and adolescence," he added.

 

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Al-Zoubi : Defending our people and country priority

Geneva, (ST) _ " We are insisting on the success of the political track and we have no intentions to complicate it. We have clear directives from President Bashar Al-Assad to work for the success of this track, "underscored Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, al-Zoubi underlined:" we are in Geneva because we want to defend our country and people,".

 

More to come…

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