Ahmed Tohma: We thank the Russian side, which expressed its desire to improve the situation in Syria
The head of the Syrian opposition delegation, Ahmed Tohma, thanked the Russian side on Tuesday after the end of the “Astana-10” talks, which showed its desire to improve the situation and progress better towards the political process.
“I thank the Russian side because it seemed to us during these meetings that it had a desire to improve the situation and progress better towards the political process,” said Tohma, referring to the Syrian crisis in the Russian city of Sochi.
Tohma described the assurances that the opposition had received about Idlib as “satisfactory” saying :”The talks were extensive and the conclusions are reassuring and we want to support this situation in order to get a better situation. Idlib is moving from a zone of escalation to a permanent ceasefire zone,” he said. “As for Idlib’s assurances, it is satisfactory. “He said.
“We thank the United Nations for its determination to uphold the 12 principles of Mr. de Mistura and to proceed with the formation of the Constitutional Commission, which will begin its work as we were told in September,” he said.
De Mistura said in a statement on Tuesday that he looked forward to hold formal consultations with the three countries in early September in Geneva to begin finalizing the constitutional committee.