Damascus hopes that the international observers to monitor the situation in Syria will be impartial, said the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Walid Muallem during a press briefing in Moscow on Tuesday.
“The Syrian authorities are seeking long-term cessation and general violence in all its forms. However, given our experience working with a group of Arab observers, we want to ensure that new observers will be impartial and that they acteront any violation of the cease-fire in any part of it comes, “said Muallem.
He said Damascus has adopted a “Declaration on the technical activities of international observers in Syria.” This document reflects the desire to Damascus to “choose the states that will be part of the Monitoring Group of the UN so that this mission does not involve a violation or a sinking of Syrian sovereignty”.
The UN envoy to the Arab League and Syria Kofi Annan proposed a settlement plan of the Syrian crisis provides an immediate halt to all forms of violence by the parties involved in the conflict, launching a political dialogue and the withdrawal of government forces of Syrian cities. The sending of international observers in Syria plays a key role in achieving this plan.