Al-Jaafari holds talks with Mogherini on cooperation against terrorism

Geneva, SANA-Head of the Syrian Arab Republic’s delegation to the Syrian-Syrian dialogue in Geneva Dr. Bashar al- Jaafari discussed Wednesday with Feredica Mogherini, the European Union’s Foreign Affairs and Security policy Chief the political process to solve the crisis in Syria.

“We held an objective meeting with Mogherini at the residence of the Syrian Arab Republic’s delegation in Geneva and I can say it was a promising and constructive meeting to a certain degree,” al-Jaafari said following the meeting.

He added that Mogherini conveyed a message that the EU supports the Syrian-Syrian indirect dialogue in Geneva in a way that helps push the peaceful solution forwards, which means she came to encourage “our delegation, other sides including the UN Special Envoy for Syria de Mistura to get involved positively in the indirect talks.”

On the terrorist explosions of Brussels, al-Jaafari said what has happened in Brussels “opened the eyes of the Europeans on the need for reading the map more accurately and give priority to combat terrorism.”

He affirmed that the EU is not a sponsor for the Syrian-Syrian dialogue, and no one can be so because it is supposed to be a Syrian-Syrian dialogue without any foreign intervention or preconditions.

Al-Jaafari clarified that he asked Mogherini to convey to the Europeans the need for working to lift the economic, coercive and unilateral sanctions imposed on the Syrian people and reopen the embassies.

On the time of next round of talks, al-Jaafari said “we didn’t agree yet on the deadline, and we will agree with de Mistura on a fixed time through diplomatic channels.”


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