Syria - Q & A from the daily press briefing (04.04.16)


Q - Do you agree with Moscow’s analysis that Bashar al-Assad’s fate should be decided at a later stage by the parties involved in the Syrian conflict?

A - The Geneva Communiqué and UNSCR 2254 of December 18, 2015, provides for the establishment, within six months, of a transitional body with full executive powers, that will lead to constitutional reform and free and fair elections within 18 months.

Please refer to the remarks made by the minister on April 1: “We should keep the institutions that are acceptable to the opposition and a number of the regime’s elements, but in the long term, Bashar al-Assad must leave. At the end of the process, it’s very clear that he will not be able to remain as the country’s leader.”