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SYRIA’S AL-JAAFARI AFTER MEETING DE MISTURA: WE BEGAN SERIOUS DISCUSSIONS ABOUT COUNTER-TERRORISM

GENEVA, Switzerland- Syrian delegation, headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, held on Tuesday morning, at the UN HQ in Geneva, a new session of talks with the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan De Mistura, in the framework of the seventh round of the intra-Syrian dialogue.

In a statement, al-Jaafari, said, the delegation held serious discussions with UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, regarding the issue of counter-terrorism, or what is known as, the fourth basket.

Al-Jaafari said, these discussions lasted for two and a half hours, and this paves the way towards resuming the discussion of this issue, which is the top priority for the Syrian Arab Republic's delegation.

He said that counter-terrorism should also be the top priority for the entire world, because terrorism has become an international phenomenon that struck the biggest capitals in the world.

What we were warning against, about terrorism becoming a global phenomenon, that will affect everyone, including its sponsors, has become a reality now, he added.

Al-Jaafari said, a meeting is underway between legal and technical experts from Syria and de Mistura's team, to discuss the 12-principle paper, on the basis and goals of the political process.

In the same context, de Mistura held on Monday, a meeting with ambassadors of the UN Security Council states, to inform them about the 7th round of dialogue in Geneva.

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN in Geneva, Alexey Borodavkin, said, following the meeting, that, De Mistura informed them about his plans and ideas, and how he intends to conduct these talks and work with the parties, asserting that all the attending diplomats supported his plans, hoping to achieve progress in the talks.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK