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The High Negotiations Committee (HNC) delegation member George Sabra attends a meeting with UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Xu Jinquan/Pool

Riyadh- Syria’s Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee (HNC) will be chiefly discussing the executive framework by which the political process be directed.

Discussions are expected to be launched on Friday, according to HNC spokesperson Munther Makhos.

He told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that deliberations will be focused on the document being prepared for Syria’s future political process.

“The document is completed, and only awaits the final touches,” said Makhos.

The document will enable the official visualizing of political transition for the war-torn country. The executive mechanisms will further clarify the outlook on Syria’s political life.

More so, the document will serve a major role during upcoming Geneva talks. Makhos pointed out that the paper collectively summarizes all previous documents written by Syrian Opposition forces prior to the HNC’ establishment.

Makhos highlighted that nine documents have been previously provided to the United Nations special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura. However stressed that the current document be presented, which addresses the executive framework, is considered an all including.

The HNC’ meeting is expected to also address recent field developments in Syria, especially those taking place in Aleppo.

The humanitarian situation in Syrian cities of Darayya and Muadamiyat al-Sham, post lifting the regime-posed siege, will also be discussed at the meeting.

Makhos further pointed out the Riyadh meeting will address the preparations to be held for future London-held meetings concerning the Syria file on an international scope.

However the committee spokesperson refrained from giving any details on the preparations saying it is still early.

National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, on the other hand, renewed its demands on conducting investigations with opposition officials suspected of bias and doing regime biding from within opposition ranks.

Moreover, a report published on Monday by the British daily, ‘the Guardian’, exposes that some U.N. affiliated organizations have overlooked imposed sanctions awarding Syrian regime and Bashar al-Assad family members with tens of millions worth of contracts.

The report even raised further concerns among opposition forces, as the money is flowing into a crime-committing violent regime which would exploit the aid to carry out more military action against its people.