One of Key Issues at Syria's Support Group Meeting in Vienna is Aleppo: German FM

One of Key Issues at Syria's Support Group Meeting in Vienna is Aleppo: German FM
Tue May 17, 2016 12:54:12

One of the topics for the discussion at the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Vienna will be the settlement of the situation around Aleppo, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday.

The International Syria Support Group meeting has begun in Austria’s capital of Vienna.

"Today we will focus on how to guarantee the ceasefire conditions. And this concerns not only the city of Aleppo, but the whole area around it," Steinmeier told reporters.

There was a relatively slack period in past three months in Syria, he noted.

"We have seen that in the regions that were completely cut-off from supplies, once again the possibility to send special transport reemerged. However, not all of the territories have been made available for humanitarian missions [access]," Steinmeier added.

The ISSG, co-chaired by Moscow and Washington, was formed in November 2015, shortly after the beginning of the Syria peace talks, as a panel of countries seeking to end bloodshed in Syria. The European Union, the Arab League, China, Iran, Turkey, and the United Nations are also members of the group, Sputnik reported.


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