Cairo, 8 Rabiul Akhir 1434/17 February 2013 (MINA) – UN envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on Sunday (17/2) calling on the Syrian government and opposition to hold talks at the United Nations.
“We believe that if a dialogue begins at the offices of the United Nations, at least at the start, we think this will be a start to get out of the dark tunnel.” Brahimi said after meeting with Arab League chief Nabil Arabi in Cairo on Sunday (16/2), according to Egypt Independent report monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).
After meeting at the headquarters of the Arab League, Brahimi did not give any specific location where the place is.
The opposition Moaz Al Khatib late January 2013 invited representatives of the Syrian government for dialogue, defuse a bloody civil war in the country that entered its 23 month.
However, the government responded the offer by saying if there’s not any preconditions.
It is not clear whether Brahimi has received indication the Syrian government’s willingness for dialogue with Khatib and Syrian National Coalition (SNC). Nearly 70,000 people are estimated to have died since the government’s violence began in March 2011.
In the meeting, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said he would travel to Russia, one of Assad’s main ally, on Tuesday (19/2) to speak with representatives from four Arab countries. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moualem will visit Moscow later this month. (T/P03/E1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)