De Mistura: Cessation of hostilities agreement basis for political settlement in Syria

Geneva, SANA- UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura stressed the importance of the cessation of hostilities agreement which he regarded as the basis for a political settlement to the crisis in Syria.

In an interview with RT Russian channel, de Mistura said that the talks really never got interrupted.

“The proof is that we continued with the talks until the very day when I had indicated we were going to end them, which was a few days ago on the 23rd. And we started on the 13th,” he added.

On April 27, De Mistura told reporters in Geneva after a briefing to the UN Security Council that he informed the Security Council on the latest developments of the Syrian dialogue which had a positive encouragement particularly what is related to the cessation of hostilities, indicating that another or two rounds of dialogue will be held before July which is the date set before moving to the evaluation process.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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