Syrian gov’t to join Geneva talks on Friday

NEW YORK, Apr. 14 (MNA) –The Syrian governmental delegation will arrive Geneva on Friday, to take part in the second round of the inter-Syrian dialogues, said the mediator in the process, Stephan de Mistura, after agreeing the moment of the talks Wednesday.

De Mistura, UN Special Envoy, confirmed the new stage of dialogues following the one held last month, started, with a meeting with Syrian opposition group High Negotiating Committee, which is based in Saudi Arabia.

De Mistura said the arrival of the delegation of Damascus to be headed by Ambassador Bashar Jaafari, will give an impulse to the process trying to end with 5 years of conflict in Syria, a place in which the UN estimates more than 250,000 people died and 11 million left their homes.

He insisted on the fact that the round should be centered in the political transition in symphony with the UN Resolution 2254 of the Security Council, adopted in December 2015, which includes elections in a time limit of 10 months for a New Constitution.

With regard to the cessation of the current hostilities from February 27, Mistura made sure that it keeps on being fulfilled, despite the combats reports in Aleppo and in other regions.

We are concerned about the deterioration in the safety, but the clashes still limit to incidents, therefore the ceasefire is supported, especially if we compare the current situation with the past, he warned.

By Mehr News Agency