AFP reported that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday that his country is ready to study the initiative put forward by the U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura for a ceasefire in Aleppo, as reported on the Syrian presidential Facebook page.
The SANA official agency said Assad met de Mistura and listened to the report he provided to the Security Council on the situation in Syria, and that de Mistura briefed President Assad on the key points and the goals of the ceasefire initiative in the city of Aleppo.
"President Assad expressed the importance of the city of Aleppo and the state's desire for the safety of civilians in every part of Syrian territory. In this context, Assad considered de Mistura's initiative worthy of study in order to achieve its objectives which will help in regaining security in the city of Aleppo," SANA reported.
President Assad and Mistura agreed on the importance of the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2170 and 2178 and the coming together of all international efforts to fight terrorism in Syria and the region, which constitutes a threat to the entire world.
At the end of the meeting, de Mistura expressed his intention to continue his mission with all parties in order to overcome the difficulties and reach stability and peace in Syria.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer