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UNSC Urges all Syrian Parties to Attend Geneva Peace Talks

UNSC Urges all Syrian Parties to Attend Geneva Peace Talks

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council on Monday urged all Syrian parties to actively participate in the Geneva political process without preconditions and to support efforts to ensure its success.
Sebastiano Cardi, president of the Security Council, told reporters after closed-door consultations on Syria that the council reiterated that a political solution must be forged through the Geneva process.
The council members also stressed respect for Syria’s sovereignty, unity, independence and territorial integrity, Cardi said.
Although the Syrian opposition has formed a unified group for Geneva talks following negotiations among them in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Syrian government has not confirmed its attendance at the new round of Geneva talks.
“The meeting will start tomorrow and we really hope that all parties, including the Syrian government, will be present,” Cardi said.
“The (Syrian) government did not yet confirm its participation in Geneva, but indicated that we would be hearing from them soon,” said UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, when briefing the UN Security Council via a video conference from Geneva as he was preparing for round eight of the UN-convened Syrian talks on Nov. 28. (Xinhua)