Geneva Conference on Syria - 22 January to 15 February 2014
Montreux, 22 January 2014 -
Geneva, 24 January - 15 February 2014
UPDATES FOR CORRESPONDENTS
At 1.40 p.m.
The meeting of the Joint Special Representative with the two delegations has adjourned for today.
The Joint Special Representative will not give a press conference today , but is expected to talk to the press tomorrow after the trilateral meeting with Mr. Gatilov and Ms. Sherman.
At 11.40 a.m.
The Joint Special Representative is meeting this morning with the two delegations simultaneously.
Earlier today, he met with Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov. The trilateral meeting with Mr. Gatilov and Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman of the United States will now take place on Thursday 13 February in the afternoon.
At 6.30 p.m.
[Please see the annoucement made on 12 February: the following meeting will be held on Thursday 13 February]
This is to confirm that there will be a meeting on Friday 14 February 2014 at the United Nations in Geneva between Joint Special Representative Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov and United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman.
At 3.15 p.m.
The second round of the intra-Syrian Talks (Geneva II) started this morning at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi met with the delegation of the Syrian opposition headed by its Chief Negotiator, Mr. Hedi Albahra, and subsequently with the Syrian Government delegation headed by its Chief Negotiator, Amb. Bashar Ja'fari.
The discussions centered on the agenda of the second round of the Talks, chiefly questions relating to the cessation of violence and terrorism and the establishment of a transitional governing body in accordance with the Geneva Communiqué of 30 June 2012.
No press conference by the Joint Special Representative is scheduled today.
At 10.30 a.m
The Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi has begun meeting with the delegation of the opposition this morning. He will subsequently meet with the delegation of the government.
at 4.30 p.m.
The Joint Special Representative is meeting with the delegations this afternoon. He is expected to address the press at around 5:30 p.m.
22 January 2014 - Montreux
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