US envoy Pedersen, Syria’ FM Muallem hold ‘substantial’ talks to resolve Syrian conflict

Must Read

Jharkhand polls for 81 constituencies from November 30 to December 20; counting on 23rd December

Addressing a press meeting today, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has announced the poll dates for Jharkhand Legislative assembly....

Congress forms six-member committee of AICC to review situation of NRC in Assam

In a bid to review the condition of Assam state after the implementation of the NRC exercise, Congress party...

Shiv Sena elects Eknath Shinde as party’s legislative leader; Sunil Prabhu appointed as chief whip of party

In a striking breakthrough, Shiv Sena elected senior minister Eknath Shinde as the party's legislative leader today. It has...

The United States (US) envoy has held “substantial” discussions with Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem on Sunday, in Damascus, to pave out political settlements to the country’s eight-year-long war.

According to Dawn news reports, after the meeting, Norwegian envoy Geir Pedersen told reporters, “We have had very detailed substantial discussions.” He said, “We are now addressing all the issues so all the issues are at the table,” without providing further specifying.

Pedersen said he was also slated to hold more discussions with officials from Syria later in the day. He added, “Let’s see how we are able to proceed later this afternoon.”

Syrian state-run SANA news agency stated Muallem and Pedersen discussed the ongoing world powers’ efforts to advance the Syrian political process, including steps to establish a committee, to be tasked with drawing-up a post-war constitution.

Pedersen has arrived in Damascus on Saturday, marking his third official trip to Syria since assuming the office in January. He became the 4th United Nations (UN) negotiator aiming to resolve the Syrian conflict, following Staffan de Mistura, his predecessor’s resignation.

Since then, Pedersen has travelled extensively to hold meetings with the opposition, government and others. The United Nations security council (UNSC) continue to remain deeply divided over the path forward in Syria.

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

‘Mamata interested in importing bicycles from Bangladesh’

Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday evinced interest to import bicycles from Bangladesh...

36 terrorists detected, 24 arrested in Interpol ops

Singapore, Nov 22 (IANS) A massive border operation coordinated by Interpol has detected 36 suspected foreign terrorists in addition to other criminals travelling across...

Cong releases final list, gets battle-ready for Jharkhand

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Congress on Friday announced its final list of candidates for the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly elections slated to start...

Piyush Sahdev trying to make workplace better for female colleagues (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Actor Piyush Sahdev, who is currently playing a pivotal role in the TV show "Yeh Teri Galiyan", says it...

SC to hear plea for Ravidas temple’s permanent structure

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea seeking a permanent structure for the Guru Ravidas temple...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This