2021-May-18 18:51
2021-February-17  14:11

Iran’s Senior Diplomat Confers with UN Special Envoy for Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Assistant to the Iranian Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji met with UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Geir Otto Pedersen.

Khaji met and talked with Pedersen on the latest developments in Syria and expressed Iran’s support for the UN efforts on the issue.

The Iranian delegation arrived in Moscow on Monday to take part in the expert meeting of Astana format countries on Syria.

Deputy foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia, and Iran, as well as representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition, have attended the 15th Astana talks in presence of Pedersen.

The participants exchanged views on the political process of Syria, noting that the Syrian Constitutional Committee must be active to this end.

The UN diplomat, for his part, thanked Iran for supporting him.

He called for a collective approach in a bid to resolve the Syrian crisis, and stressed building trust among Syrian sides and the international players.

In a relevant meeting in September 2020, Khaji and Pedersen underlined political means as the way to reach a final solution to the Syrian crisis.

Khaji and Pederson discussed the latest Syrian developments during a phone call on Saturday September 26, 2020.

They emphasized on achieving a final solution through respecting Syria’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Both diplomats voiced their support for strengthening of the political trend and the continuation of cooperation with the Syrian Constitutional Committee.

Pederson and Khaji urged the international community to help the Syrian people given the tough humanitarian conditions in the country.