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United Nations: UN Security Council welcomes Astana talks

United Nations, New York City
January 21, 2017 at 05:13 GMT -00:00 · Published

The UN Security Council expressed on Friday its support for peace talks on Syria hosted by Russia, Turkey and Iran in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

Sweden's ambassador and council president Olof Skoog said in a press conference that the council "welcomed and supported the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end violence, establish a ceasefire, and jumpstart a UN-led political process."

The peace talks in Astana are scheduled to start on Monday. Russia, Turkey and Iran are due to mediate the negotiations between representatives of the Syrian government and opposition groups.

The Astana talks could pave the way for UN-led talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Geneva on February 8.

SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV

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The UN Security Council expressed on Friday its support for peace talks on Syria hosted by Russia, Turkey and Iran in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

Sweden's ambassador and council president Olof Skoog said in a press conference that the council "welcomed and supported the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end violence, establish a ceasefire, and jumpstart a UN-led political process."

The peace talks in Astana are scheduled to start on Monday. Russia, Turkey and Iran are due to mediate the negotiations between representatives of the Syrian government and opposition groups.

The Astana talks could pave the way for UN-led talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Geneva on February 8.

SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV

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