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Annan and Assad have agreed to end the Syrian conflict2012-07-09 16:25
The UN and the League of Arab States (LAS) Special Envoy Kofi Annan has announced the agreement reached with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "to end the conflict". According to the Rosbalt, Annan stressed that the parties have agreed on the need to end the violence and considered ways to achieve this goal.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the UN special envoy, today's talks in Damascus with Bashar al-Assad were "constructive and frank". Annan also promised to announce the conditions, discussed with Assad, to the opposition armed groups.
Earlier, Syrian President Bashar Assad called on to support Kofi Annan's peace plan. The Syrian leader said that Kofi Annan has faced many obstacles, however, his plan should not be allowed to fail, Assad stressed.
Earlier, according to the AFP, both Kofi Annan and the representative of the Syrian Foreign Minister Jihad Makdissi had noted constructive nature of the talks between the Special Envoy and Syrian President Bashar Assad, the RIA Novosti reported.
Kofi Annan arrived in Damascus on Sunday.
Recall, armed confrontation between opponents of the regime of Bashar Assad and government forces is continuing from March 2011. June 30, foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, including Russia, as well as regional countries and international organizations agreed on principles for settling the situation in Syria. They include the establishment of a transitional government with the participation of all parties and executive authority.