• Sun / 9 February 2020 / 12:03
  • Category: Politics
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Iranian diplomat, UN’s Syria envoy hold talks in Tehran

Iranian diplomat, UN’s Syria envoy hold talks in Tehran

Tehran (ISNA) - The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen has held a meeting with Senior Assistant to Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in Special Political Affairs Ali-Asghar Khaji in Tehran.

In the meeting, the UN envoy and the Iranian diplomat discussed the latest developments in Syria, particularly the situation in Idlib, the Constitutional Committee, the reconstruction process, the task force on the exchange of the detainees and abductees, the status of the displaced, as well as other humanitarian issues.

They also talked about the grounds for mutual cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Nations for contribution to the settlement of the crisis in Syria.

In the meeting, the senior assistant to Iran’s Foreign Minister touched upon the most recent developments in Syria and the situation in Idlib, and emphasized the necessity of fighting against terrorism and implementing the Sochi Agreement.

The Islamic Republic of Iran stresses the need to protect the lives of civilians and prevent them from being used as human shields, and is prepared to help resolve the conflicts between Turkey and Syria, Khaji noted.

The two sides also emphasized the necessity for the settlement of the crisis in Syria through political processes and the Syrian-Syrian dialogue.

For his part, the secretary-general’s special envoy for Syria, who has travelled to Iran within the framework of the regional consultations, gave a report of a series of activities and measures, particularly his meetings with the Syrian officials, and praised the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for the continuation of the activities of the Constitutional Committee.

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