Constitution-making process in Syria will be completed during 2018

The summit held by leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France on the Syrian conflict ended in Istanbul. The presidents called for the completion of the Constitution Committee's process for establishing a Syrian constitution by the end of this year that would pave the way for a fair election in Syria. National Coalition for Syrian … Continue reading Constitution-making process in Syria will be completed during 2018

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Putin Discusses Syria With Macron, Merkel by Phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syrian issue with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a phone conversation Sunday, the Kremlin said. The importance of continuing joint efforts in the interests of full and speedy implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2401 was noted in the phone conversation, the Kremlin … Continue reading Putin Discusses Syria With Macron, Merkel by Phone

Germany to Support Demining Operations in Syria’s Manbij

Boris Ruge, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the German Embassy to the United States, on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding at the US State Department to support demining operations in Syria’s northern city of Manbij. “Deputy Chief Boris Ruge at State Deptartment signing MOU: EUR 2 million supporting ongoing operations for removal … Continue reading Germany to Support Demining Operations in Syria’s Manbij

Talks With Assad Necessary to Resolve Syria Crisis – German FM

Negotiations with Syrian President Bashar Assad are necessary to resolve the conflict in the country, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. "We need to speak to this regime in order to resolve this conflict. We also know that the future of Assad and his government can only be resolved through negotiations" Gabriel said at a … Continue reading Talks With Assad Necessary to Resolve Syria Crisis – German FM

Trump Talks Syria With British, German Leaders

The White House says British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany have expressed support for President Donald Trump's decision to strike Syria in response to that country's use of chemical weapons last week. Trump had separate phone conversations Monday with May and Merkel. The White House says the leaders all … Continue reading Trump Talks Syria With British, German Leaders

UN Peace Talks on Syria Must Continue – German FM

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he believed the changed United States position was certainly "more realistic", as to insist that Assad must step down from the start would only result in deadlock. "But there is one thing which cannot happen - that a dictator who committed horrible crimes in the region remains untouched," Gabriel … Continue reading UN Peace Talks on Syria Must Continue – German FM

Syrian Opposition Gets Aid From Germany At Geneva Talks

Syria‘s opposition delegates at the Geneva peace talks have been receiving help from the German government, according to sources at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin. Germany continues to lend its logistical and organizational support in the current round of negotiations that began on Thursday. Staffers and experts from the German government‘s development agency GIZ are … Continue reading Syrian Opposition Gets Aid From Germany At Geneva Talks