De Mistura: Combating terrorism is a priority
New York, -UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday combating terrorism is a priority that we shouldn’t turn aside from.
“The UN has strong points which should be used actively in the Syrian-Syrian dialogue in Geneva,” de Mistura said at a press conference following a session for the UN Security Council, adding “when we hold the talks, we have to be sure these talks have good chances for success, not a conference for a mere conference.”
He added “we didn’t reach a deadline in July because I try to postpone announcing it until we end consultations among heads of the sessions to reach an agreement when we call for the meeting, there should be a big possibility to realize a progress.”
De Mistura pointed out to the importance for listening to the Syrian Kurds in the intra-Syrian talks, but “there are difficulties to guarantee their representation.”
Source: Syrian Arab News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/de-mistura-combating-terrorism-is-a-priority-2/