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The Final Statement for the Syria Opposition Conference held in Cairo July 2-3, 2012

Following is the text of the final communique issued by Syrian opposition parties that held a conference under the auspices of the Arab League in Cairo on July 3rd 2012.
The Final Statement for the Syria Opposition Conference held in Cairo July 2-3, 2012


The Syrian opposition conference held under the auspices of the Arab League completed its work on the evening of 3 July 2012, with the participation of 210 figures representing the various Syrian opposition sides, political trends and independent figures inside and outside Syria, and revolutionary movements. The conference discussed responsibly all the core issues related to the Syrian revolution and the conference issued the following documents:


– A compatibility document defining the joint political vision for the Syrian opposition regarding the challenges of the transitional period.


– The national compact document that structures the constitutional basis for the future of Syria, which are justice, democracy and plurality.


– The conferees agreed that the political solution in Syria begins with the removal of the regime represented in Bashar Al-Assad and figures of his authority, and guaranteeing accountability of those who are involved in the killing of Syrians. The conference demanded as well an immediate stop of acts of killings and violations committed by the Syrian regime; the withdrawal of the army; the dismantling of the siege imposed on Syrian cities and residential areas; and the immediate release of detainees.


– The conference emphasized support for the Free Syrian Army and all forms of revolutionary movements, and working on unifying the powers of the Free Syrian Army and its leaders to serve the goals of the Syrian people's revolution.


– The conference emphasized asking all Syrian people to work on protecting the civil peace and national unity.


– The conferees emphasized in the documents issued by the conference that the desired change in Syria will not happen except with the free will of the Syrian people who revolted against the oppressive and tyrant regime. The conference demanded structuring a compulsory mechanism to provide protection for civilians and a time frame for immediate and full implementation of the resolutions of the Arab League and UNSC, and asks the UNSC to take the necessary procedures to mandate immediate implementation of these resolutions.


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