Geneva II conference on Syria set for December 12
Syrian government reported on Thursday that the Geneva II conference on Syria will take place on December 12.
Munzer Aqbiq, an adviser to Ahmed Jarba, president of the opposition National Coalition, told AFP that a date for the talks had still to be finalised.
"The organisers of Geneva II want the conference to be held before the end of the year. Dates have been proposed around mid-December. These not are not official dates. They are proposals which must be discussed," Aqbiq said.
Much-delayed international peace conference on Syria were delayed as all sides failed to agree on conditions.
One of the many stumbling blocks to negotiations is Russia’s insistence Iran be invited. The talks were thrown into yet further confusion when Ahmad Jarba, president of the opposition coalition, refused to attend the confrence, stressing that the coalition will only attend if President Assad steps down, a condition to which Damascus refuses to agree.
The international community have been trying to pave the way for the confrence but were faced with many hurdles preventing them from setting a final date.
- Geneva talks on Syria set for late November despite divided opposition statements
- Ban Ki-moon and Brahimi to discuss Syria peace conference
- Syria government will join next round of Geneva peace talks
- Russia: no Syria peace talks in November
- Invitations still pending for Syria peace conference, regime blames opposition for delay