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CELAC supports Geneva II negotiations for peace in Syria

January 30th

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has issued a statement at its second summit, just concluded here, that it strongly encourages direct negotiations between the Syrian combatants’.

‘We praise the Syrian sides for having accepted direct negotiations at the international conference on the situation in Syria’ was included in the Declaration of Havana, signed by the representatives of the 33 member countries.

CELAC also expressed its concern about the serious humanitarian and security situation in the Arab Syrian Republic and the threat it represents to Middle East and international peace and security.

CELAC congratulates UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, who attended the meeting in the Cuban capital, for organizing Geneva II, where negotiations for an end to the armed conflict in Syria are being held.

It also said that dialogue and negotiation are urgent and essential to make progress in the efforts for national reconciliation and to guarantee full implementation of the Geneva Agreements in Syria.

It stated that only a politically inclusive process led by Syrians will lead to peace and result in the realization of legitimate aspirations.

This process should be based on strict application of the principles of sovereignty, independence, self determination, territorial integrity and non-interference in internal affairs.

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