Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that his country was "open" to any genuine endeavour at finding a political solution to the ongoing unrest.
A presidential statement said Assad discussed the latest developments in Syria with the UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.
The statement went on to say, "President al-Assad stressed that Syria supports the international envoy efforts. Syria is open to any sincere efforts for finding a political solution to the crisis on the basis of respecting Syria's sovereignty and rejection of foreign intervention."
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