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Syrian opposition is looking into the Syrian problems while in Brussels

Syrian opposition is looking into the Syrian problems while in Brussels

Syrians two main moderate opposition groups have agreed on a “roadmap” which will potentially end the crisis in the country.

The agreement was signed on the same day when the UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura arrived in Damascus. The opposition groups (this is the way they call themselves) “Syrian National Coalition” and “National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change” are both in exile. The groups’ representatives signed the agreement in the capital of Belgium, Brussels.

The member of “Syrian National Coalition” Hadi Bahra believes that the agreement will reinforce and unite the opposition forces. “This is the message to the international community. It is important to make the Syrian regime consider the possibility of a political transit,” he said.

Staffan de Mistura

Staffan de Mistura

Staffan de Mistura arrived in Damascus on July 23. He met with the Syrian politicians and other influential political players of the region. The UN special representative is working on resolving the conflict that started in March 2011 and claimed lives of 220,000 people since then. De Mistura’s team agrees the framework of proposals to the UN chief secretary Ban Ki-moon.

De Mistura met with the Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moallem who pointed out the importance of cooperation on the way of terrorism fighting. In addition, the Foreign Service chief pointed out that terrorist threat confrontation is the country fundamental priority. According to the Syrian government, all the armed groups are considered to be terror organisations.

The both opposition groups have been accused of being out of touch with the realities in Syria and having no power over numerous rebel groups in the country. It is unlikely that the cooperation of the opposition groups will lead to any positive results. They are out of the political process in Syria. Moreover, official Moscow has come with proposals for reforming political regime in Syria by means of democratic procedures and the constitution changes. Moderate opposition members supported by the West are not willing to cooperate with Russia. This way, they do more damage to the long-suffering people in Syria.