UN Awaits Invitation to Dialogue in Astana on Syria
11 de enero de 2017, 16:08United Nations, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations has not received the invitation to participate in the dialogue between the Syrian Government and the opposition to be held in Astana on January 23rd, said today a spokesperson.
According to Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General, after receiving the invitation, they will decide on which level the UN will be represented in the talks, fostered by Russia and Turkey in Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan, as part of the efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict.
Dujarric reiterated the United Nations support to the Astana meeting, considered an opportunity to clear the way for the resumption of negotiations in Geneva between the parties of the conflict in Syria.
Russia and Turkey are boosting a process in Syria, which included a ceasefire since the end of the year and the return to the dialogue.
Many days ago, Staffan de Mistura, UN special envoy for Syria, said that delegations from the Government and the opposition might resume peace talks in Geneva, halted in May last year amid escalating clashes.
De Mistura praised the meeting in Astana, on the ground that it would ease the approach that the United Nations hopes to foster next month.
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