German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen to the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the Middle East.

Maas says that a political process needs to include all demographic groups in Syria to achieve sustainability and continuity. Maas further stressed that a nationwide truce is needed.

Pedersen added that a focus on the Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) is still required and that Israeli bombardments of Syrian territory are another issue that needs addressing.

“[We] need to see a new beginning inside of Syria, we need to build trust between the different communities and to make sure that we move forward in parallel with the political process,” Pedersen said.

Pedersen was been appointed as Special Envoy for Syria by United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres in October 2018. This is his first official visit to Berlin in the role.

 

 

Credit: Ruptly

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Rex
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Laughable when after all these years they have no shame to talk about ‘trust’ and the ‘rights’ of Syrians. These are the nations and organizations that helped terorist murder outright or at the very least looked away year after year after year

You earn trust and respect. The Syrians have done that against a world h**l bent on evil… Syria has the few few Men and Women worthy of that honor left on earth

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Since when the UN is implied in this mess? De Mistura who previously was at the same job, often defended the Syrian state by debunking false accusations!
It was UN chemical experts who accused al-Nusra of the infamous 2013 false flag Ghouta sarin attack while many were blaming this horror (about 1,000 dead) on Assad.
You’re absolutely unjust.

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willyvandamme

Reading the documents concerning Ghouta the head of this commission never pointed the finger at anyone. In fact he wasn’t allowed. It is only when you analyse careful al the documentation and especially his press conference in December 2013 at the UN one could point to these Salafists. And the UN has been trough his organisations like the UNHCR been supporting these Salafists. It was US diplomat Jeffrey Feltman as number two at the UN who led the war against Syria at the UN. You’re absolutely unjust. In fact they allowed knowingly child recruitment by al Qaeda and others at… Read more »

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gzman501 .

You must remember his Israeli agenda when reading his disinformation. Disinfo is all they have, truth is a foreign concept to them.

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The president of Syria is an Alawite, which is a minority group. There’s a heck of a lot of representation amongst all demographic groups of Syrians. They don’t have an issue with voting in minorities, for one thing. Can you say the same thing about a lot of Western countries? Or Saudi Arabia? Or ISRAEL? This man is just chatting nonsense.

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Daeshbags-Sux

Except that daddy Assad came in power through a coup and in Syrian elections,you have the choice between Bashar and Bashar for prez and for Ba’ath party and some other pro-Assad ones for other elections 😉 C’mon, it’s a monarchy under disguise and we both know it, so we both know that Kurds were banned from even just speaking Kurdish in Syria from the moment Hafez came in power until they put up the Rojava autonomous region, and this happened without Bashar’s help at all. Bahrain is also ruled by a Sunni minority while majority of population is Shia, if… Read more »

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BDS

Firstly, Bahrain is a monarchy. The ruling family are not voted in 😉 All of your rhetoric is spoken from the perspective of someone who doesn’t understand the Middle East. You think the entire world should have the same political system as the US and that’s your opinion. There are many things wrong with the way politics in the west work as well. You think anyone can run for high office, but only the well-connected and powerful will win. You have the illusion of democracy.

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gzman501 .

What else would you expect from an Israeli drone?

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willyvandamme

He refuses to condemn Israeli action in Syria. This is a clear breach of international law and of naked agression, something for which the UN was created in 1945. It shows where he stands, in defense of naked aggression and western interference. But he’s a Norwegian diplomat. And Norway gave the Nobel Peace Price to Henry Kissinger, Menachem Begin, Simon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin and Barack ‘let’s destroy Syria’ Obama. So no surprise and he should for this alone be sacked and for reason of aiding agression be thrown before the ICC.

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gzman501 .

So now that it’s clear that Syria has won against the western assault, now they want to dictate how Syria goes forward? How about this: Take your ‘plans’ and go home and implement them there, where they are needed. Syria does not need your input or ‘help’, which would only be a way for the west to continue to destabilize Syria. The continued interference in Syria by the west seems to be never ending. Much like terrorists who are mostly defeated, they will still be around to cause as much mischief as possible, if only to appear relevant. It’s quite… Read more »