A Foreign Ministry official source said that on the basis of the kingdom's support for solving the Syrian crisis politically, and based on the statement issued by the 'Vienna 2' conference of the international community to support Syria, which was held on November 14, 2015, and which called for mobilizing the largest segment of the Syrian opposition to unite their ranks, choose their representatives in the negotiations and determine their negotiating positions in order to begin the process of transition of power in accordance with the statement of 'Geneva 1' 2012,
And in response to the request by the majority of the members of the 'Vienna 2' group from the kingdom to host a conference of the Syrian opposition, as well as the desire of the Syrian opposition of various segments,
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invited all Syrian moderate opposition segments of various categories, currents and ethnic, sectarian and political spectra inside and outside Syria to participate in an expanded meeting of the Syrian opposition in the capital Riyadh during the period 8-10 December 2015.
The invitations were sent based on consultation with most partners of the international influential parties and the United Nations' envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura.
The source concluded his statement saying that the kingdom will provide all possible facilities to enable the Syrian opposition to conduct negotiations among themselves in an independent manner and come up with a unified position in accordance with the principles agreed upon in the 'Geneva 1' statement.