'Dialog, only way to solve Syria crisis'

'Dialog, only way to solve Syria crisis'
Thu Feb 21, 2013 20:19:09

Two senior Syrian parliamentarians have stressed that national dialog is the only solution to the current crisis facing Syria.

Lawmaker Omar Awsi, who is also the head of Syria’s National Reconciliation Committee, told al-Alam news channel on Wednesday that “spreading the culture of dialog among Syrian political parties, different trends and citizens” is the only way to resolve the unrest that hit the country since 2011.

Noting that “violence” is the main problem of Syria, the lawmaker stressed that the unrest in the Arab country should be settled “through dialog and avoiding violence.”

Meanwhile, MP Badi Saqqour told al-Alam that participation of all Syrians in the national talks and the upcoming elections could guarantee the future of the country.
“All Syrians should know that our freedom comes through dialog and participation in determining the country’s destiny,” he said.

Saqqour went on to say that ballot boxes would eventually designate the winner of the future elections.

“Victory is for Syria, and if we want to see a powerful Syria and the failure of the plots hatched by the enemies, we should take steps in this path consciously.”

In a key speech on January 6, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated that Damascus was always ready to hold talks with the opposition and political parties and that he would call for a “comprehensive national dialog” after the terrorist activities stopped in the country.

Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil that erupted in Syria nearly two years ago.

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