On Dec.24, the Syrian government confirmed that it will participate in peace talks in Geneva in the end of January.
The statement follows the U.N. Security Council’s resolution that outlined an international roadmap to end the five-year conflict.
The Syrian opposition will join the Syrian government in Geneva to negotiate a possible peace deal. The U.N. resolution also calls for elections in the country.
“We hope that this dialogue will be successful to help us have a national unity government. And this government will form a constitutional committee to create a new constitution with an electoral law so that a parliamentary election can be held within the period of 18 months, more or less,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem said on Dec.24.
“Our delegation will be ready as soon as we receive a list of the opposition delegation,” he noted.
Walid Al-Moualem noted that it was important that there was “no foreign interference” in the dialogue.