UN envoy arrives in Syria for Geneva-II preparations

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 17:58

Damascus: Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League joint special envoy, arrived in Syria Monday wrapping up a regional tour aimed at garnering support for the upcoming Geneva-II international conference on Syria.

Brahimi was received at the Syrian border by Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, Xinhua reported.

The visit to Syria aims at finalising details on the Geneva-II conference planned for the end of November.

The conference is designed to bring the Syrian opposition and the government to the negotiation table to hammer out a political solution to their long-standing conflict.

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First Published: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 17:58

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