Accepting interim government key to Syria talks - Laurent Fabius
Syria/Iran’s participation in the Geneva II conference – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius
Paris, 20 January 2014
The United Nations Secretary-General’s letter of invitation to the Geneva conference specifies clearly that the aim of that conference is to establish a transitional government in Syria with full executive powers.
Participation in Geneva II is conditional on explicitly accepting this mandate. Under these conditions and in the very interest of the search for peace, it is clear that no country can take part in the conference unless it expressly accepts that conference’s mandate./.