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"One mediation process" key to ending Syria crisis: Annan

03-01-2012 10:29 BJT

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 29 (Xinhua) -- Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria, said an one and only mediation process accepted by all parties concerned is crucial to ending the crisis in Syria.

"If we are going to succeed, it is extremely important that we all accept that there should be one process of mediation," Annan told reporters at the UN headquarters wrapping up his first meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon since he was appointed the special envoy.

"When you have more than one, and people take their own initiatives, the parties play with mediators," he said. "If one mediator says something that they don't want, they go to the other," he said, adding that "one single unity process" is needed that represents the "voice" of the international community.

"That voice is powerful, and we should pool our efforts and work together," he said. "I am determined to work with everybody, and I am going to consult broadly with all actors, and I think I am well on the way in that direction."

Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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