Laurent Fabius met with President of the Syrian National Coalition Khaled Khoja.
He reaffirmed France’s support for the Coalition, which must play a central role in bringing together the moderate opposition.
Laurent Fabius underscored the need to swiftly consolidate the progress made through the Vienna process by reaffirming our priorities:
- the fight against Daesh, which France is resolutely waging;
- a political transition that would remove Bashar al-Assad, but would include elements of the regime and the opposition and preserve the Syrian state;
- the urgent need to put an end to the indiscriminate bombing against civilians in Syria, notably including the regime’s barrel bombs attacks;
- and the importance of improving humanitarian access, as set out in the Vienna Communiqué.