DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Syria highly valued the Russian and Chinese stance at the recently held Geneva meeting which led to the meeting's adoption of the political solution to the crisis in Syria and support for the international envoy's mission and plan, an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry stated on Wednesday.
The source said the stance of Moscow and Beijing at the Geneva meeting, which was held on June 30, 2012, was marked by adherence to principle and consistence with the goals and principles of the UN Charter and the rules of the international law.
The source expressed Damascus's relief over the proceedings of the press conference held by Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, at the end of the meeting, whose concluding statement and the statements of some of the participants, the source added, were examined in depth by the Ministry.
"Syria values the stance of the international special envoy Kofi Annan which he reflected in his press release at the end of the meeting and his keenness that all parties cooperate with his mission and abide by his six-point plan, particularly regarding halting the violence by any aside and disarming the armed groups to pave the way for launching the political process," the source said in a statement.
It pointed out that Syria will not stop at the statements made by some of the participants, considering them as "deliberate falsification of the Geneva meeting's results and an attempt to stoke the violence and undermine the international envoy's mission."
The source added that those statements are reflection of the stances of the countries that are part of the crisis and are not helping in resolving it through comprehensive national dialogue.
The source stressed that Syria welcomes the concluding statement of Geneva meeting, particularly the fundamental points on commitment to Syria's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
It cited other fundamental points including those of putting an end to the violence and human rights violations, disarming the armed groups, non-militarization of the situation in Syria, protection of civilians and launching a Syrian-led political process that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people and starts with national dialogue among all the groups and spectrums of the Syrian society so as to reach a decision that is Syrian.
The source highlighted besides these points that of maintaining the work of the governmental institutions and qualified cadres and preserving public sector jobs in order to have a multi-party democratic country with fair and equal electoral competition and equal opportunities for everybody without discrimination as it was stated in the new constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic.
The Foreign Ministry source pointed out that there were vague points in the concluding statement of Geneva meeting that needed to be clarified. "Nevertheless, as long as the participants have acknowledged that the Syrian people alone are the decision-makers in determining their future without foreign interference, then all issues are discussable at the national dialogue table."
The statement reiterated Syria's adherence to Annan's six-point plan and continued cooperation with him and the UN observer mission according to the relevant Security Council resolutions and the initial understanding signed between Syria and the UN on April 19, 2012 and the complementary mutual MOUs.
The source stressed that Syria has repeatedly announced its readiness to start a comprehensive national dialogue process with the participation of all the parties in order to agree on a program to bring the crisis to an end and chart the way forward for Syria based on the fact that the Syrians alone have the right to building their future.
The source concluded with the Foreign Ministry's hope that the countries which participated in the Geneva meeting comply and work honestly for a political solution to the crisis in Syria that is based on ending the violence, halting the funding, arming and harboring of the armed groups and supporting Annan's plan through encouraging some of the Syrian opposition parties that have influence on these groups to abandon their illusions and engage into the comprehensive national dialogue to achieve security and stability in Syria.