De Mistura To Announce On UN Participation In Sochi Conference

UN Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is to decide whether the Organization is to participate in Russia-brokered Sochi conference.

He also said he hopes the Sochi meeting will revive Geneva process. De Mistura also stressed the importance of stabilizing the situation ‘on the ground’ and called upon all the sides involved in the Syrian crisis to respect the country’s territorial integrity.

The politician also said the crisis settlement is possible only with Syrians-led inclusive political process.

About 1.600 participants are expected to arrive in Russia’s Sochi on January 29. At the same time, the opposition delegation announced their boycott of the conference.


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