Friday, January 17, 2014

Syria Presents Ceasefire Plan for Aleppo

Ahead of Geneva II
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said today Damascus has presented Russia with a plan for a ceasefire in Aleppo, ahead of the upcoming Geneva II peace conference.

“I count on the success of this plan if all sides carry out their obligations,” Muallem said during a joint news conference in Moscow with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. “We would like this to serve as an example to other towns.” (Press TV, 17 January)

The top Syrian diplomat also expressed his country’s readiness for an exchange of prisoners with the opposition as part of the truce proposal.

The Syrian peace conference, dubbed Geneva II, is scheduled to open in Montreux, near Geneva, on January 22.

Photo credit: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem in Moscow, 17 January 2014. (Press TV)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How odd, first time Sergei Lavrov is smiling to the camera.