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Paris Meeting on Syria Agrees on Need to Facilitate Humanitarian Aid

Paris Meeting on Syria Agrees on Need to Facilitate Humanitarian Aid

PARIS - France on Saturday convened a new round of talks on the situation in Syrian city of Aleppo, during which participants stressed the vital necessity to stop bombing and facilitate humanitarian aid before a genuine political transition.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and his counterparts of the U.S., Germany, Britain, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, discussed steps to be taken to end the civilian war.
However, the Paris meeting ended without a breakthrough.
"We need to tie down the conditions for a genuine political transition, and negotiations must resume on a clear basis within the framework of the UN resolution 2254," Ayrault said.
At a joint press conference, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to "to show a little grace" to save lives and to "do their utmost to bring it to a close".
Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov later in the day in Geneva to try to reach a ceasefire deal to allow civilians and fighters to leave to safer areas. (Xinhua)