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Egypt welcomes Syria ceasefire, urges opposition to stop attacks

Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Jun 2017
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Egypt welcomed on Saturday a 48-hour cease-fire declared by the Syrian government in southern Syria and called on the opposition to likewise halt attacks, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said that Egypt "welcomes the decision by the Syrian government to cease fire in the southern city of Deraa."

Abu Zeid called on the Syrian opposition to comply with a Russia-sponsored May deal setting up four "de-escalation zones" in the war-torn country.

The statement reiterated Egypt's call to reach a political solution to end the country's seven-year war.

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