Syrian President "Bashar al-Assad" on Monday met with the official delegation tasked with participating in international conference on Syria which will be held in Geneva on January 22nd 2014.
President al-Assad provided the delegation with his directives, first among which is rising to level of the representation of the people's pains and hopes by preserving Syria's sovereignty as always, preventing and rejecting any foreign interference no matter its form and context, and accepting no relinquishing of the well-known Syrian national standards, most important of which being preserving the country and the people and placing their interest above any other consideration.
Al-Assad asserted that "anything reached in Geneva will not succeed if the Syrian people don't accept it, and that any political solutions requires first and foremost the complete cessation of terrorism and pressuring the countries which support and sponsor it to comply with international conventions, laws and norms which incriminate anyone who provides any form of assistance to terrorism and terrorist organizations".
The delegation members said that they will go to Geneva bearing the aspirations of the Syrian people and the directives of President al-Assad to begin a political dialogue as a first step to an inter-Syrian dialogue on Syrian territory.
The delegation which will participate in the Geneva conference consists of Walid al-Moallem who heads the delegation, Omran al-Zoubi and Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban who are the deputy heads of delegation, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, Hussam Eddin Alla, Bashar al-Jaafari, Ahmad Farouk Arnous, Luna al-Shebl, and Usama Ali.