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Austria: UN-mediated peace talks aim 'to bring Syria back to life' - SNC02:35

Austria: UN-mediated peace talks aim 'to bring Syria back to life' - SNC

Austria, Vienna
January 26, 2018 at 13:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

Delegates of the Syrian opposition arrived in Vienna for UN-mediated peace talks on Friday morning.Syrian National Council spokesperson Yahya Al-Aridi expressed his commitment to making Syria a safe place, for “its people to come back home.” "This round is crucial because it will determine the commitment of the parties to implement Security Council Resolutions, in particular 2254", he said.Al-Aridi also acknowledged the international efforts geared towards finding a solution in Syria and stated, "There is the Russian effort to hold Sochi and also there is a non-paper presented by the group of five that talks about a practical plan for the implementation of 2254."The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 called for ceasefire and political settlement in Syria and was adopted in December 2015.Negotiations kicked off yesterday and will soon be followed by the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, prepared by Russia, Turkey and Iran which is scheduled to be held in Sochi on January 29-30.According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova, around 1,600 people will be invited to the event.

Austria: UN-mediated peace talks aim 'to bring Syria back to life' - SNC02:35
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Delegates of the Syrian opposition arrived in Vienna for UN-mediated peace talks on Friday morning.Syrian National Council spokesperson Yahya Al-Aridi expressed his commitment to making Syria a safe place, for “its people to come back home.” "This round is crucial because it will determine the commitment of the parties to implement Security Council Resolutions, in particular 2254", he said.Al-Aridi also acknowledged the international efforts geared towards finding a solution in Syria and stated, "There is the Russian effort to hold Sochi and also there is a non-paper presented by the group of five that talks about a practical plan for the implementation of 2254."The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 called for ceasefire and political settlement in Syria and was adopted in December 2015.Negotiations kicked off yesterday and will soon be followed by the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, prepared by Russia, Turkey and Iran which is scheduled to be held in Sochi on January 29-30.According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova, around 1,600 people will be invited to the event.

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