- Title: Ending Syrian war requires international fight against terrorism, Ja'afari says
- Date: 11th July 2017
- Summary: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (JULY 11, 2017) (REUTERS) U.N. BUILDING WHERE THE TALKS ARE BEING HELD (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN GOVERNMENT CHIEF NEGOTIATOR, BASHAR AL-JA'AFARI, SAYING: "We have started today discussing the issue, the topic of combating terrorism, meaning the fourth basket. We consider what happened today, meaning the meaningful discussions we have had with Mr De Mistura, the Special Envoy, an introduction, an important introduction to discuss this file, meaning combating terrorism." SIGN READING (English and French): "DOOR A13" (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN GOVERNMENT CHIEF NEGOTIATOR, BASHAR AL-JA'AFARI, SAYING: "This is why we are here (to end the war in Syria). But we need the political commitment of everybody, to work it out. You cannot put an end to the war only by yourself, you need to have genuine partners to combat terrorism. Combating terrorism is not a Syrian issue, it shouldn't be only, exclusively a Syrian issue, it's an international issue. But to combat terrorism, you need to have a commitment, an international commitment and a genuine cooperation with the Syrian government to put an end to the terrorism." JA'AFARI WALKING TOWARDS AND STEPPING INTO HIS CAR JOURNALISTS VARIOUS OF JA'AFARI'S CONVOY LEAVING
- Embargoed: 25th July 2017 13:14
- Keywords: Bashar al-Ja'afari Syria government De Mistura talks peace
- Location: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
- City: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Government/Politics,United Nations
- Reuters ID: LVA0036P9WT3B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The seventh round of U.N.-sponsored indirect Syrian peace talks were continuing on Tuesday (July 11) in Geneva with the Syrian government delegation and experts led by diplomat Bashar al-Ja'afari meeting with their U.N. counterparts and special envoy Staffan de Mistura.
Ja'afari said the political-level talks discussed terrorism, one of the four issues of the Geneva peace process, along with the constitution, governance and elections.
Speaking on Monday, the first day of the five-day round of talks, de Mistura had expressed optimism for the ceasefire brokered between Russia and the United States for southwest Syria.
This new round is the seventh of a series of peace talks which have been held in Switzerland for the past two years, with all of the previous ones resulting in scant progress.
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