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US, Russia agreed to push Geneva II
Feb 14, 2014

Russia and the United States reaffirmed their support to the ongoing second round of Geneva II conference on Syria and assured that they would help to push forward the stalled peace talks.

A third round of extension in the local ceasefire has been agreed upon by the two sides so that relief workers can provide aid to civilians trapped there. After the first round of Geneva II negotiations between the delegations of Syrian government and the opposition mediated by Brahimi adjourned some ten days ago without concrete results achieved, the second round resumed here on Monday morning and was expected to last a whole week.

The government side insisted to take stopping violence and terrorism as top priority, while the opposition focused on the establishment of a transitional governing body with full executives and without the presence of President Bashar al-Assad.

More than 1,370 people have so far been evacuated from Homs since last Friday. Food, medical supplies and essential household and hygiene items have been delivered for 2,500 people in total, with enough food for one month.


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