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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 16/03/2014
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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed yet again for the international community to help bring the rival Syrian parties closer on concrete measures to end the conflict, saying "it is not enough for representatives of the Government and opposition to be in the same room, what matters most is what they do there." "The political process is in crisis," Ban told reporters after the closed door session with the UN General Assembly.



"After two rounds of talks [in Geneva], neither side is displaying any will to compromise or any true awareness of the suffering of the Syrian people." "I strongly urge the Syrian Government and opposition to show the leadership, vision and flexibility needed to end the conflict," the UN chief sai



Turning to Russia and the United States, as the initiating States of the Geneva Conference on Syria, he urged those Governments "to take clear steps to re-energize the political process



The United Nations and Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, who also participated in today's briefing to the General Assembly, yesterday asked the Security Council to help push for a political solution through the Geneva process.

 






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