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Security Council unanimously approves a resolution to support the peace process in Syria

2016-02-26

On Friday, the United Nations Security Council approved resolution 2268, submitted by Russia and the United States, to support the peace process in Syria.
 
All members of the Security Council approved the resolution after hearing the latest updates from Staffan de Mistura in Geneva, Secretary General's Special Envoy for Syria, who pointed out that February 27th begins the cessation of hostilities as agreed upon by the parties.
 
Following this approval, Ambassador Rafael Ramirez, acting as Permanent Representative of Venezuela, indicated that Venezuela voted for this resolution to be a document that supports a political, peaceful and negotiated solution.
 
He added that it is important to include all parties in the negotiations that begin on March 7th, leading to the solution of the peace process in Syria. The recognition of Bashar Al-Assad’s legitimate government is also fundamental.


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