The opposition delegation flew into the Swiss city earlier in the day for UN-mediated peace talks with government representatives. The ultimate goal is to end an almost five-year-long war in Syria and launch a transition period that will end in elections.
"The presence of the delegation in Geneva is linked to the improvement of the humanitarian situation, and not to the negotiating process," HNC’s Riad Hijab was cited in the statement as saying.
The Riyadh-formed opposition delegation, headed by Assad Zaouri, is expected to hold a meeting with UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura on Sunday. HNC previously conditioned its attendance on the Syrian government stopping alleged bombardment of civilians and lifting siege off rebel-hold towns.