Last Update 20:17
Thursday, 14 November 2019

Egypt welcomes agreement to create safe zones in Syria

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 May 2017
Egypt
Egypt's Foreign Ministry Sameh Shoukry (Photo: Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2961
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2961

Egypt's Foreign Ministry welcomed on Thursday the newly reached agreement between Russia, Turkey and Iran on setting up four safe zones in Syria in an attempt to reduce violence in the war-torn country.

The agreement was announced on Thursday during the current round of talks held between regional powers in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.  

The signing ceremony was briefly interrupted when members of a delegation from the Syrian armed opposition protested Iran's participation in the deal.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry praised all efforts to secure a ceasefire in all Syrian territories, facilitate humanitarian aid, and reach a political solution to the crisis that eliminates the presence of terrorist organisations in the country.

The ministry also expressed hope that the agreement would lead to the resumption of the UN Geneva talks on Syria.  

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.