Syrian government willing to attend Geneva II, says spokesperson for UN-Arab League envoy

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Khawla Mattar

The Syrian government is willing to attend an international conference to find a solution to the conflict in the country.

That's what Khawla Mattar, spokesperson for the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, told UN Radio on Thursday.

Mr. Brahimi met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday and with the Foreign Minister the day before, to discuss the conference known as Geneva II.

"They have confirmed their willingness to attend and participate in Geneva II. There were no conditions. There is willingness and they just were asking questions like many of the other Syrians also from the opposition, also from civil society also those representing women and others that we met with. Many of them had questions that they needed clarification from Mr. Brahimi about." (21")

Spokesperson Khawla Mattar says Mr. Brahimi was very clear in saying there are no preconditions and both sides have to come to the negotiating table with readiness to negotiate the peaceful settlement to the conflict.

The first Geneva conference on Syria was held in June 2012.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

Duration: 1’04″

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