Syria opposition to attend Geneva II with 30 members

Syrian opposition has drawn up a list of 30 representatives who will be attending the Geneva II.

Syria opposition to attend Geneva II with 30 members

World Bulletin / News Desk

Syria's main opposition coalition has drawn up a list of 30 representatives who will be attending the upcoming Geneva II peace talks, according to the coalition's adviser Fouad al-Sarra.

Al-Sarra told Anadolu Agency on Sunday via phone that the list of envoys, whose names he preferred not to disclose, includes figures from outside the coalition.

He went on to stress that the coalition will not accept any less outcome from the meetings than an agreement to establish a transitional government in Syria.

"The [Bashar al-Assad] regime is trying to direct [Geneva II] from a power-transfer convention to an anti-terrorism one," al-Sarra said in reference to earlier statements by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, in which he said that Geneva II must "meet the expectations of the Syrian people to abolish terrorism."

Al-Sarra maintained that the Syrian regime's approval to join the convention signals tacit agreement to the convention's agenda.

The international conference, due to kick off later this week in Montreux, aims to find a political solution to the longstanding conflict in Syria.

Brokered by the US and Russia, the conference is set to bring both sides of the conflict together, with the main opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, having agreed to attend after months of uncertainty.

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