Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Photo by Reuters)

The settlement in Syria has no other alternative but the political process, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told the Russian upper house of parliament on Tuesday.

“Speaking about Syria – there is no other alternative but the political process under the UN auspices,” the Egyptian president said.

“It is necessary to bolster activity of the constitutional commission as a first step aimed towards restart of the talks, in order to put an end to the crisis in Syria that has been continuing over the past few years,” he told the Russian senators.

On January 30, the Syrian National Dialogue Congress took place in Sochi. Its participants adopted a 12-point statement, in which Syrians offer their view of the country’s future.

The document states that Syria must maintain its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and only its citizens must decide the future of the country through elections.

The Syrian population also addressed the UN’s Secretary General Antonio Guterres, asking him to provide assistance in organizing the work of the constitutional commission, the mandate of which will be determined during the Geneva process. However, the commission has not started its work yet.


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David Parker
David Parker

It would help greatly if the Israeli government would accept reality and direct their efforts to establishing trade and peaceful relations with their neighbors. That is a tough row to hoe with it comes to dealing with Muslims, BUT Islam is a demonstrably invented ideology, an absolutly barbaric set of excuses for murder, rape, and pillage that appeals to the very worst of mankind. The weakness of every false religion is that it is false. Islam is defeated through education. It is such a transparent fabrication, merely an excuse for barbarity, that it has no defense. It will take at… Read more »

Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Wrong ! Total military victory is the only solution to crisis in Syria, as Stalin said with respect to German issue, and he was totally right.