China’s special envoy for Syria, Xie Xiaoyan, said the Astana and Geneva peace talks on the settlement of the Syrian crisis are “mutually supportive”, noting that a new round of the UN-mediated talks is expected to be held in the Swiss city in August.
Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Deputy foreign minister (2005-2011) comment on the situation in Syria.
UN-led Syria talks have a chance of making progress because demands for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad have receded, Russia’s ambassador in Geneva.
Speaking to reporters in the early hours of Saturday in Geneva, United Nations Special Envoy said that the latest round of the intra-Syrian talks ended with “incremental progress.”
The head of the main opposition delegation at ongoing Syria talks in Geneva on Wednesday called on the UN to put pressure on the Damascus regime following its “refusal” to join in negotiations.
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Brussels on Tuesday, with the Syrian crisis reportedly topping the agenda.
Syria’s Kurds should not be ignored, and their representatives must be allowed to take part in drafting the country’s new constitution, UN envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said.
The US and Russia brokered ceasefire in Syria’s southwest is serving as a positive backdrop for a new round of UN backed peace talks in Geneva.
Two main topics are on the agenda of the seventh Geneva round of the intra-Syrian talks, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin said Monday.