Brahimi to meet Syria’s Assad in bid to resolve conflict

30-10-2013

 

U.N.-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi will meet Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Wednesday morning. a diplomatic source told Agence France-Presse.

It will be the first meeting between the pair since Brahimi’s last visit to Syria in December last year.

Brahimi arrived in Damascus on Monday, as part of the next leg of his regional tour to garner support for a peace conference on Syria.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is still to name a formal date for the proposed meeting despite comments from some Syrian and Arab nation officials suggesting the Geneva II talks could be held late next month.

Russia and the United States have been pushing for peace talks to find a political solution in the Syria conflict but it has been repeatedly delayed.

 

Source: Agencies 

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