UN Special Envoy to Syria: Resolving the conflict in Syria requires raising the issue of the withdrawal of Turkish and US forces

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The United Nations Special Envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, said, “There is a need to adopt a new approach on the part of the opposition and the Syrian government to resolve the conflict, which seems somewhat frozen at the present time”.

During the opening of the 21st edition of the Doha Forum, Pedersen added that in order to resolve the conflict in Syria, it’s necessary to raise a number of issues, including the withdrawal of Turkish and US forces, the issue of Kurdish forces, and sanctions.

On September 27, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin discussed with the United Nations Special Envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, the issue of settling the Syrian crisis.

The Russian Foreign Ministry statement said, “On September 25, on the sidelines of the high-level week of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin held a meeting with the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen”.

The statement added: “There was a detailed discussion of the full range of issues related to the settlement of the Syrian crisis, included in the decision to authorize the United Nations special envoy to Syria, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution No. 2254”.

At the conclusion of its meeting on August 15, the Arab Ministerial Liaison Committee on Syria confirmed that the political solution is the only one capable of settling the Syrian crisis, and called for supporting Damascus in its efforts to combat terrorism and remove all illegal foreign forces from Syrian territory.

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