Washington welcomes Syrian opposition decision to attend Geneva dialogue

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (KUNA) — US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday his country welcomes “the important” decision made by the high negotiations commission of the Syrian opposition to attend the coming round of dialogue in Geneva.
“The United States also reiterates that UN Security Council Resolution 2254 must be fully implemented by all parties to the talks, including with regard to the urgent need for humanitarian access for besieged areas of Syria,” he said in a statement. The US “further expects that both sides in these negotiations will participate in good faith and achieve early, measurable progress in the days ahead,” he added.
The Syrian high negotiations commission announced earlier today that they will participate in discussions to be hold at the United Nations Office in Geneva as early as this Sunday, with the aim being “to test the seriousness of the other side.” (end) yt.gb