Syrian Information Minister Omran Al-Zoubi announced Damascus has not accepted any pre-condition for a Russia-hosted consultative meeting with opposition, due to be held later this month.
"Russia's invitation is sound and clear and calls for a consultative meeting to prepare for other steps later that may include a Syrian/Syrian dialogue conference," the Syrian news agency (SANA) quoted Al-Zoubi as saying.
He laid it bare that the invitation has no pre-conditions and reflects Russia's care to solve the crisis in Syria.
Al-Zoubi stressed that "National sovereignty and popular will are not issues for discussion or dialogue." The minister affirmed that Syria's approval, of the Russian invitation, to participate in the preliminary consultative meeting in Moscow with the aim of reaching an understanding on convening a conference for dialogue among Syrians without any foreign interference, comes in harmony with the national and political discourse of Syria since the beginning of the crisis.
"When we go to Moscow, we move from the national interest of the Syrian state, which authorizes the government to do its best for the country," Al-Zoubi said.