U.N. chief welcomes Syria ceasefire deal, urges its implementation | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed the U.S.-Russian announcement of an agreement on a cessation of hostilities in Syria to take effect this weekend and called on all warring parties to implement it, Ban's spokesman said.

A cessation of hostilities is meant to be "a first step towards a more durable ceasefire," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters about the agreement, which is meant to take effect on Saturday, Feb. 27.

"The Secretary-General strongly urges the parties to abide by the terms of the agreement," he said. "Much work now lies ahead to ensure its implementation, and the international community, the ISSG (International Syria Support Group) and the Syrian parties must remain steadfast in their resolve."

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Chris Reese)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: Feb 23, 2016 00:16 AM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See