GENEVA, (SANA)- The UN envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, on Sunday said the Security Council Resolution on deploying 300 observers to monitor the ceasefire in Syria was "a pivotal moment in the stabilization of the country".
Reuters quoted Annan as saying in a press statement in Geneva that the work of the observer mission "should help create the conditions conducive to launching the much-needed political process, which would address the legitimate concerns and aspirations of the Syrian people."
The former UN Secretary General called "on the government and the opposition and all the people of Syria to prepare to engage in such a process as a matter of utmost priority."
Annan called upon the government forces and opposition fighters to put down their weapons and work with the observers to consolidate a10-day-old ceasefire.
"The government in particular must desist from the use of heavy weapons and, as it has committed, withdraw such weapons and armed units from population centers," Annan said.