Muallem, De Mistura discusses U.N. Counter-Terror Resolutions

Security Council measures were on the table, along with an initiative to freeze combat in Aleppo province

Deputy Premier, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Muallem on Sunday discussed with U.N. Syria Special Envoy Staffan De Mistura the outcomes of his tours to several capitals.

 

Measures introduced at the Security Council on the crisis in Syria were on the table, including an initiative to freeze fighting in Aleppo province and the need to apply U.N. Security Council resolutions relevant to combating terrorism, particularly Nos. 2170 and 2178.

 

Resolution No. 2170 provides for confronting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Nusra Front and Al-Qaeda branches while resolution No. 2178 emphasizes the need for countries’ commitment to prevent foreign terrorists from entering Syria and Iraq.

 

The two sides expressed satisfaction over the outcomes of constructive talks.

 

The meeting was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad, Foreign Ministry Advisor Ahmad Arnous, Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Ambassador Ramzy Ramzy, U.N. Resident Coordinator in Syria Yacoub Hillo and the members of the delegation.

 

De Mistura arrived on Saturday afternoon in Damascus on his second visit to Syria after he took up his current assignment as the U.N. special envoy to Syria last July.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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