Syria delegations meet face-to-face
Delegations from both sides of the conflict have met face-to-face for the very first time, in the UN headquarters in Geneva. Neither side really spoke in the conference, which lasted around 30 minutes.
Instead, UN Mediator, Lakhdar Brahimi spoke to both sides. The delegations came and left the conference place by separate doors.
Faisal al-Mikdad, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister stated: “We are supplied, by President Assad’s workplace, with directions to subscribe to the success of the conference and to construct the continuing future of Syria in ways that’ll fulfill the Syrian people.”
The conference has been hailed as a little but important step forwards. Both delegations are required to generally meet again later in your day.
Anas al-Abdah, Person in Resistance Delegation, said: “It wasn’t simple for us to sit down together with the delegation that represents the murders in Damascus. It’s not time for you to concentrate on little issues, we need certainly to take into account the big-picture and we’ve a genuine disaster occurring in Syria.”
Expectations be seemingly pinned on discussing means of providing humanitarian help the civilian population of Syria, particularly for the population of Homs, that will be currently trapped by government soldiers and stop.