Nabil Elaraby, the Arab League secretary-general, and Lakhdar Brahimi, the international envoy to Syria, just held a joined press conference in Cairo.
Brahimi said Syrian government has confirmed it wanted a peaceful solution to the crisis.
He said the regime's acceptance of the initiative put forward by opposition leader Mouaz al-Khatib could signal the beginning of a solution to the crisis in the war-ravaged country.
Earlier this month, Khatib, the head of the Syrian National Coalition, said he was ready to hold talks with President Bashar al-Assad's representatives if the government released around 160,000 detainees and renew passports for Syrians stranded outside the country.
I always thought vice president of regime may play a key role. Inside regime they have to understand only one way street, if they come to deal they will save theirs and their families life, unless they owe to their duty to loyal to butcher assad, his family greater than their own life their loved ones well then so be it. But we can not trust butcher Assad, so we have to vigilant, as two ways nailed his coffin, 1) Russia tell him " hey assad you are no longer our fancy boy,,,, 2) Inside regime, calculations, they know they can not win so come to deal to save their lives. They know that they can not afford waste this chance. ,