- The consultations Friday in the Austrian capital Vienna has started the war in Syria is the,null, beginning of a serious discussion, '' said development minister Bert Koenders (Foreign Affairs).,null, It's a small start. ''
It is the first time that all important foreign parties involved in the conflict sit around the table. It involves representatives from twenty countries. But the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition are not there.,null, Of course it's really a shame that four or five years after this war began, there is still not the beginning of a discussion about a ceasefire and a transitional government, '' he said.
According to him, it is particularly important that Iran and Saudi Arabia and the Americans and Russians join. Tehran and Moscow support the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, while Riyadh and Washington to help the Syrian opposition. It is the first time that Iran meepraat in the international arena on the future of Syria.
The point is that they first gain each other's trust, said the minister.,null, There are many different interests, but it is positive that they are sitting at a table. '' He does not expect direct that a file will come out in Syria. The conflict has already cost more than a quarter of a million lives. Certainly eleven million people have been beaten on the run.