BEIRUT Dec 27 The Syrian opposition's main
political body on Tuesday urged rebel groups to cooperate with
"sincere regional efforts" to reach a ceasefire deal but that it
had not been invited to any conference, referring to a meeting
in Kazakhstan proposed by Russia.
Riad Hijab, general coordinator for the High Negotiations
Committee (HNC), said confidence-building measures were needed
to create an atmosphere for political transition talks which
should be held in Geneva and sponsored by the United Nations.
(Reporting by Lisa Barrington and Tom Perry; Editing by Louise