UN-Arab League envoy Brahimi arrives in Damascus

UN-Arab League envoy Brahimi arrives in Damascus
Mon Oct 28, 2013 17:00:21

UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has arrived in Damascus for talks with top officials on the latest developments in the crisis-hit Syria.

Brahimi, who travelled overland to the Syrian capital after flying in to Beirut airport from Tehran, arrived at the Sheraton hotel, accompanied by Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Moqdad.

The UN-Arab League envoy is currently on a Middle East tour aimed at mustering support for the Geneva meeting. The tour has already taken him to Egypt, Jordan, Iraq,  Kuwait, Turkey and Iran.

Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi said on October 20 that the Geneva II peace conference would be held on November 23 aimed at ending the turmoil in Syria. Brahimi, however, has said that no date is set for the event yet.

The Geneva II conference is seen as a chance to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria. The event has been delayed for months.


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