Pedersen, Lavrov discuss Syria
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Pedersen, Lavrov discuss Syria

Syrian IDPs in Idlib. AFP. File photo
Orient Net
Date: 2019-07-06 09:33
The UN's special envoy for Syria on Friday (July 5) urged Russia to help stabilize the violence in northwestern Idlib province and support drafting the nation's new constitution, AP reported.

During talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Geir Pedersen voiced hope that Russia and Turkey could help reduce tensions in Idlib.

"It's a very difficult situation," he said. "And I hope that the cooperation between Russia and Turkey will help to stabilize the situation in Idlib."

Pedersen said he would travel to Syria early next week for talks on forming a constitutional committee.

Pedersen said that prisoner releases could help create favorable conditions for further peace settlement efforts.

"One possible confidence-building measure could be the release of substantial number of detainees and more information on missing persons," he said.

"The conflict has obviously been going on for too long, it created deep divisions within the Syrian society and untold suffering," Pedersen said.

The last Assad and Russian bombing campaign has killed hundreds and injured thousands in Idlib and Hama countryside since April 30th. 

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