Damascus, Jul 26 — Syria submitted a new proposal to the United Nations today to resolve the crisis here, according to an official source.
The initiative was discussed at a meeting attended by Syria’s State Minister for National Reconciliation, Haidar Ali, the Deputy Secretary General of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous, and the new head of the observer mission, General Babacar Gaye.
Speaking to the press, Haider said the proposal was raised earlier, to test the intentions of the mission, its seriousness and sincerity.
He clarified that the idea is to provide about 10,000 highly skilled Syrian volunteers to work on the ground and cooperate with the team of observers.
The meeting with the international representatives touched on the work objectives of the observers after their number was reduced and their work cut to a single month, as well as the cooperation mechanism between the Ministry and the team on the ground.
They also discussed the prospects for the requisite political process in order to complete national reconciliation throughout Syria.
The Syrian minister also stressed that there is a willingness to solve all the problems hindering the work of observers, to make their work effective, help to stop violence and enable the parties involved to carry out their responsibilities with professionalism and transparency .
Furthermore, Haider said that if the reports submitted by the former chief of the Observer Mission of the United Nations, General Robert Mood, were adopted, there would be a very different international position at the UN Security Council, where apparently the views of the group are not taken into account.
He noted that the most important part of this process is to stop the violence in order to ensure the success of the project and start a political process that serves the interests of Syria, above all other interests.