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New UN envoy embarks on 1st visit to Syria

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By ITN News Editor January 16, 2019 14:13

New UN envoy embarks on 1st visit to Syria

The new UN envoy to Syria Geir O. Pedersen arrived in the capital Damascus on Tuesday for the first time since his appointment. After reaching the Four Seasons hotel in the heart of the capital Damascus, Pedersen, a Norwegian diplomat, told reporters that he hopes to have substantial and productive talks with Syrian officials during his three-day visit. Pedersen then discussed the possibilities for political settlement to the Syrian issue with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and other officials, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency. Muallem extended his welcome to the new envoy, and pledged on behalf of the Syrian government to work with Pedersen to seek for a political solution in Syria.Pedersen said his trip this time will help deepen his understanding of the position of the Syrian government, and expressed the hope to achieve progress over the Syrian issue during his term of office.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 16, 2019 14:13
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