Syrians’ meeting kicks off in Tehran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov 18 /Trend, D.Khatinoglu/
The Syrian government and what Iran called "opposition representatives" participated in the National Dialogue meeting which started in Tehran on Sunday, Mehr News Agency reported.
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi participated in the meeting that is being held in Tehran's Esteglal Hotel.
Iran as Bashar Assad's major ally says about two-year-long insurgency in Syria should be resolved by a diplomatic way and free elections.
According to the report, 200 politicians, heads of parties, oppositions and religious figures have participated at the meeting.
Several individuals, including members of Democratic Social Party, Democratic Syria Party, Democratic Laic Party, Independent Youths Association, Kurdish National Front, National Unity Victory Association, and others have taken part in the Tehran meeting.
Some Syrian MPs and Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar have attended the meeting as the representatives of the Syrian government.
Mehr reported that some high officials from Sudan, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Egypt, Brazil and Algeria came to Tehran to participate at Syrians' National Dialogue meeting.
Among announced figures and parties, there is not anyone from Syria's new opposition coalition leaded by Moaz al-Khatib.
Al-Khatib has been chosen as Syrian oppositions' leader at Qatar's meeting on Nov.11.