Assad and Syrian opposition to sign a ceasefire in Prague


September 30, 2015


Translated by Kristina Rus

“They are already beginning to call this document the “Prague Declaration”, – said the President of the Czech Republic

 The talks, which aim to conclude a truce between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition in Geneva, will continue for several months, after which the parties intend to sign the corresponding agreement in Prague, on Tuesday said the Czech President Milos Zeman to the journalists at the UN headquarters in New York.

“Then (after negotiations) a cease-fire agreement, satisfying both sides of the conflict, will be signed in Prague,” – he said.

“They (the Syrians – TASS) are already starting to call this document the “Prague Declaration”, – he stressed. – On the other hand, I want to be a realist and therefore expect that the Geneva talks will continue for several months. So the “Prague Declaration” is visible only on the horizon”.

Zeman on Tuesday met in New York with Syrian foreign Minister Walid Muallem, a meeting with representatives of the Syrian opposition was also planned, who themselves asked the President about it, but it did not take place “because of transportation issues” in New York’s Manhattan.

“I expressed a desire to support their proposal (the signing of the agreement in Prague – TASS), if the agreement will be concluded with representatives of the democratic opposition. I can’t imagine the agreement with terrorist organizations such as Islamic state or Al Qaeda -, said the Czech leader.

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