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Switzerland: Russia-US brokered ceasefire in southwest Syria 'serious international endeavour' - HNC03:14

Switzerland: Russia-US brokered ceasefire in southwest Syria 'serious international endeavour' - HNC

Switzerland, Geneva
July 9, 2017 at 21:56 GMT -00:00 · Published

Spokesperson for the Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) Yahya al-Aridi stated that the new ceasefire accord, brokered by Russia, the United States and Jordan in the south-western part of Syria was a "serious international endeavour" to bring peace to the country, speaking to journalists from Geneva, Sunday, following the arrival of the HNC delegation in to participate in the seventh round of the intra-Syrian Talks set to kick off July 10.

Al-Aridi noted that the agreement was "a serious international endeavour and effort to bring peace and tranquility to Syria, especially in light of what happened in the south, and that de-escalation of hostilities in the south," which he said was "quite important."

According to the HNC spokesperson, "there is seriousness on the part of the United States, on the part of Russia, on the part of Turkey, on the part of others, to exert this effort in order to bring peace to our people."

Al-Aridi went on to say, "We believe that this is quite serious on the part of the United States to broker such a ceasefire, and we want it to be extended to other parts of Syria, to all of it."

On Friday, Russia and the US agreed on a ceasefire in southwest Syria (Daraa, Quneitra and As-Suwayda provinces) set to take effect on July 9 at noon Damascus time. The accord was announced following the first face-to-face meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, which took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg. The ceasefire was agreed by experts from Russia, the U.S and Jordan, who negotiated a memorandum on the creation of a de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria at talks in Jordan’s capital, Amman. According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the security around this de-escalation zone will be maintained with the help of Russian military police in coordination with the Jordanians and Americans.

Switzerland: Russia-US brokered ceasefire in southwest Syria 'serious international endeavour' - HNC03:14
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Spokesperson for the Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) Yahya al-Aridi stated that the new ceasefire accord, brokered by Russia, the United States and Jordan in the south-western part of Syria was a "serious international endeavour" to bring peace to the country, speaking to journalists from Geneva, Sunday, following the arrival of the HNC delegation in to participate in the seventh round of the intra-Syrian Talks set to kick off July 10.

Al-Aridi noted that the agreement was "a serious international endeavour and effort to bring peace and tranquility to Syria, especially in light of what happened in the south, and that de-escalation of hostilities in the south," which he said was "quite important."

According to the HNC spokesperson, "there is seriousness on the part of the United States, on the part of Russia, on the part of Turkey, on the part of others, to exert this effort in order to bring peace to our people."

Al-Aridi went on to say, "We believe that this is quite serious on the part of the United States to broker such a ceasefire, and we want it to be extended to other parts of Syria, to all of it."

On Friday, Russia and the US agreed on a ceasefire in southwest Syria (Daraa, Quneitra and As-Suwayda provinces) set to take effect on July 9 at noon Damascus time. The accord was announced following the first face-to-face meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, which took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg. The ceasefire was agreed by experts from Russia, the U.S and Jordan, who negotiated a memorandum on the creation of a de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria at talks in Jordan’s capital, Amman. According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the security around this de-escalation zone will be maintained with the help of Russian military police in coordination with the Jordanians and Americans.

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