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UN Security Council calls on Damascus and Syrian Opposition for a Dialogue

According to a press statement adopted by the members of the Security Council on March 11, 2017, the UN Security Council expects the resumption of negotiations on Syria between the official Damascus and the opposition groups in Geneva.

The UN Security Council called on all the parties for a constructive dialogue without preconditions. The members of the UN Security Council declare that the conflicting parties to fully comply with the cease-fire agreement signed on December, 29, 2016.

According to the UN SC main statements, The International Syria Support Group (ISSG) should influence the warring parties so that to stop violations, to reduce the level of violence, to strengthen the mutual trust and to ensure the unhindered and safe delivery of humanitarian assistance in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2165. The steps like that helps to liberate the territory from ISIS and promote peace talks in all the provinces of Syria. The activation of a dialog will help to reduce tensions and facilitate peace. The Damascus and in the Hama provinces are on the top of the agenda.

The UN Security Council once again confirmed that it still supports the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria and noticed that the intro-Syrian talks became possible thanks to the process in Astana.

The beginning of a new round of talks on Syria is scheduled on March, 23.

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