The final statement issued by the Vienna talks on the Syrian crisis text
Below we publish the full text of the joint statement issued in Vienna after talks on a political solution to end the conflict in Syria, and agreed by the 17 countries in addition to the European Union and the United Nations:
The meeting in Vienna namely China, Egypt and the European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, the United Nations and the United States (Participants) - met to discuss the grave situation in Syria and ways to end the violence as soon as possible.
Participants held frank and constructive discussions included the main issues, there are still fundamental differences between the participants, but they have reached a common understanding on the following points:
Syria and the unity, independence and territorial integrity and secular identity are essential.
State institutions will continue to exist.
The rights of all Syrians must be protected regardless of race or religious affiliation.
The need to speed up all diplomatic efforts to end the war
Ensure access of humanitarian organizations to all parts of Syria Participants it will enhance support to internally displaced people and refugees and the host countries.
Agreement on the need to defeat al "Daash" and other terrorist groups as classified by the UN Security Council and agreed upon by the participants.
In the framework of a statement in Geneva in 2012 and the decision of the UN Security Council in 2118, the participants had invited the United Nations to gather representatives of the government and the opposition in Syria in the political process leading to the formation of a credible, comprehensive and non-sectarian government that followed formed a new constitution and holding elections. They should conduct these elections under the supervision of the United Nations and with the consent of the government's commitment to the highest international standards of transparency and accountability and to be entitled to free and fair for all of them Syrians and expatriates to participate.
Syria, which owns and is leading the political process and the Syrian people is to determine the future of Syria.
Participants, along with the United Nations would study the arrangements and implementation of a cease-fire in all parts of the country begins at a specified date and in parallel with this new political process.
Participants in the coming days and will engage on the narrow remaining differences and to build on the points of agreement. The ministers meet in two weeks to continue these discussions.
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