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The UN praised UN Special Envoy to Syria Nader Pederson’s talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Walid Al-Moallem recently, while Pederson confirmed “some progress” during those talks.
“During his visit to Damascus, the Special Envoy to Syria had” constructive discussions “with Minister Al-Moallem, according to opposition websites, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told a daily news conference in New York.
The spokesman said that Pederson, “urged all parties to meet their commitments and adhere to the cease-fire arrangements in Idlib.”
He also stressed the urgent need for strong international support “to ensure that the parties to the Syrian crisis” seriously to find a political solution that meets the legitimate aspirations of all Syrians. “I have had constructive discussions with the teacher about the implementation of Resolution 2254, and we have made some progress and I look forward to further discussions in this regard,” Pederson said on his Twitter account, without disclosing the progress mechanism.
During his meeting with Pedersen last Sunday, Muallem said that the political process must be led by Syria, and that the Syrian people have the exclusive right to determine the future of their country. The constitution and everything related to it is a purely sovereign matter that the Syrians themselves decide without any external interference. , While Pederson stressed that he would spare no effort to reach a political solution in accordance with the principles set out in the Charter of the United Nations and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
This is the second visit of the UN envoy to Syria since taking office in January.
Biderson, who is expected to meet with President Bashar al-Assad, said that his mandate in Resolution 2254 was clear. He said that the presidency of the republic in Syria is “a Syrian matter.” He explained that the resolution does not refer to presidential and parliamentary elections. Syrian.
He stressed in the press statements that his work as an intermediary is to facilitate the political process between the Syrian parties to determine the areas of understanding and areas of difference, and expressed the hope «I will be able to do so in the near future».
In Resolution 2254, he said, “very important elements”, according to Pederson, “begins and confirms respect for Syria’s sovereignty and unity and then talks about the long suffering of the Syrian people and the fight against terrorism.
Biderson also met in Damascus last Monday with a delegation from the National Coordination Body, an opposition group active within Syria, which is one of the components of the Riyadh-based opposition negotiating body.
The Commission said that the meeting discussed “the future work plan of the Special Envoy and his team to overcome the obstacles facing the political negotiation process.”

Translated from Alwatan News Syria

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