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Switzerland: 'Meaningful discussions' held with de Mistura on counter-terrorism - Jaafari02:34

Switzerland: 'Meaningful discussions' held with de Mistura on counter-terrorism - Jaafari

Switzerland, Geneva
July 11, 2017 at 12:24 GMT -00:00 · Published

Bashar Jaafari, Permanent Representative of Syrian Arab Republic to UN (English): "This is why we are here, but we need the political commitment of everybody to work it out. You cannot put an end to the war only by yourself, you need to have genuine partners to combat terrorism. Combating terrorism is not a Syrian issue and it should not be only exclusively a Syrian issue. It's an international issue, but to combat terrorism you need to have a commitment, an international commitment and the genuine cooperation with the Syrian government to put an end to terrorism. Thank you."

The Permanent Representative of Syrian Arab Republic to UN Bashar Jaafari announced that Damascus' delegation held "meaningful discussions" with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura regarding the issue of counter-terrorism, Tuesday, in Geneva.

Speaking to journalists outside Palais des Nations after his morning meeting with de Mistura, Jaafari described the morning session as "an important introduction" to discussing the issue of combating terrorism.

The Syrian diplomat stressed that counter-terrorism should not be "only exclusively a Syrian issue," calling for international commitment and genuine cooperation with the Syrian government in the fight against terrorism.

Jaafari also pointed out that legal experts of the Syrian government delegation and de Mistura's team had met for the first time earlier in the day "to discuss a non-paper on political principles for the political settlement."

Earlier on Tuesday, the delegation of the Syrian government held their second session of talks with the de Mistura in the framework of the seventh round of the intra-Syrian dialogue.

The seventh round began on Monday and is expected to wrap up on Saturday July 15.

Switzerland: 'Meaningful discussions' held with de Mistura on counter-terrorism - Jaafari02:34
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Bashar Jaafari, Permanent Representative of Syrian Arab Republic to UN (English): "This is why we are here, but we need the political commitment of everybody to work it out. You cannot put an end to the war only by yourself, you need to have genuine partners to combat terrorism. Combating terrorism is not a Syrian issue and it should not be only exclusively a Syrian issue. It's an international issue, but to combat terrorism you need to have a commitment, an international commitment and the genuine cooperation with the Syrian government to put an end to terrorism. Thank you."

The Permanent Representative of Syrian Arab Republic to UN Bashar Jaafari announced that Damascus' delegation held "meaningful discussions" with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura regarding the issue of counter-terrorism, Tuesday, in Geneva.

Speaking to journalists outside Palais des Nations after his morning meeting with de Mistura, Jaafari described the morning session as "an important introduction" to discussing the issue of combating terrorism.

The Syrian diplomat stressed that counter-terrorism should not be "only exclusively a Syrian issue," calling for international commitment and genuine cooperation with the Syrian government in the fight against terrorism.

Jaafari also pointed out that legal experts of the Syrian government delegation and de Mistura's team had met for the first time earlier in the day "to discuss a non-paper on political principles for the political settlement."

Earlier on Tuesday, the delegation of the Syrian government held their second session of talks with the de Mistura in the framework of the seventh round of the intra-Syrian dialogue.

The seventh round began on Monday and is expected to wrap up on Saturday July 15.

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