Syria – Opposition conference in Riyadh (December 9 to 10, 2015)


France pays tribute to the Syrian opposition conference, which has just concluded with the adoption of a common platform reaffirming the commitment to a united, free and democratic Syria that will respect the rights of all citizens, as well with the election of a committee tasked with appointing the opposition’s negotiators.

This is a major step in the process initiated on November 14 in Vienna aimed at finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict.

These efforts must continue. We must work toward launching credible negotiations between the opposition and the Syrian regime under the auspices of the UN, with a view toward initiating a transition in Syria. This will be one of the goals of the ministerial coordination meeting on Syria that the minister of foreign affairs and international development will chair on Monday at 6:00 pm in Paris.