UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, attended a meeting with representatives of Iran, Russia, and Turkey here Tuesday.

In a press statement, on behalf of De Mistura, spokesperson of the UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric, said, the UN envoy had discussed with the three guarantors, important follow-up to the Sochi Final Statement and the further advancement of the Geneva political process, towards the full implementation of Security Council resolution 2254 (2015).

In light of Security Council resolution 2401 (2018), discussions also emphasised the situation on the ground, and the immediate priority of deescalation, also in view of the forthcoming Astana meeting.

Discussions also addressed the file of detainees, abductees and missing persons, added the statement.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), estimates that about 77,000 people have been newly displaced in Hodeidah and neighbouring Taiz, since Dec, 2017, he said.

He added that, as of late Feb, humanitarian partners had reached about 54,000 people, with emergency assistance, and response efforts are continuing.

Over two million people remain displaced across the country, due to the conflict, 90 percent of whom fled their homes more than a year ago.

Source: NAM News Network

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UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, attended a meeting with representatives of Iran, Russia, and Turkey here Tuesday. In a press statement, on behalf of De Mistura, spokesperson of the UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric, said, the UN envoy had discussed with the three guarantors, important follow-up...