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Statement on behalf of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura

29 November 2017


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Special Envoy de Mistura recalls his previous requests that delegations participating in the intra-Syrian talks refrain from statements aimed at delegitimising other invitees.  Having however noted unhelpful statements in recent days, he urges the cessation of such statements.
 
The Special Envoy reminds the Syrian delegations who are in Geneva of his appeal on them, in his briefing to the Security Council on 27 November, to engage seriously and without preconditions.  As the eighth round of intra-Syrian talks has now started, he stresses that the time has come to focus on achieving real progress on the political process, in the interest of the Syrian people. 
 
Geneva, 29 November 2017