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UN, AL envoy Annan plans visit to Syria for mediation

03-01-2012 14:09 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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At the UN Headquarters in New York, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has met with Kofi Annan, the lately appointed UN and Arab League joint special envoy for Syria. Annan said the "one mediation process" is crucial to end Syrian crisis, and he expects to visit the country "fairly soon".

Kofi Annan said, "The first thing we need to do as the Secretary-General has said is to do everything we can to stop the violence and the killing to facilitate humanitarian access and ensure that the needy are looked after and work with the Syrians in coming up with a peaceful solution which respects the aspirations and eventually stabilize the country."

Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League joint special envoy for Syria, speaks to media after his
meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters in New York, the
United States, Feb. 29, 2012. Kofi Annan said here Wednesday that "one mediation process"
accepted by all parties concerned is crucial for the success in the efforts to end the
current crisis in Syria. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

Ban Ki-moon said, "The situation in Syria has grown increasingly desperate. There is no more urgent task before the international community than to end the killing immediately.

The government must cease using force against civilians. We seek a cessation of violence that sets the stage for peaceful solutions - a solution that offers all the Syrian people, regardless of religion or ethnicity or political affiliation, a future of security, dignity and freedom. "

Kofi Annan: Mediation process crucial to end Syria crisis

Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League joint special envoy for Syria, has called for "one mediation process" accepted by all the parties concerned. He says this is crucial to end the current crisis in Syria. Full story>>

Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League joint special envoy for Syria, speaks to media after his
meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters in New York, the
United States, Feb. 29, 2012. Kofi Annan said here Wednesday that "one mediation process"
accepted by all parties concerned is crucial for the success in the efforts to end the
current crisis in Syria. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)
 

Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League joint special envoy for
Syria, speaks to media after his meeting with UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters in New
York, the United States, Feb. 29, 2012. Kofi Annan said here
Wednesday that "one mediation process" accepted by all parties
concerned is crucial for the success in the efforts to end
the current crisis in Syria. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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