Brahimi to make plan on Syria after meeting all concerned parties

Brahimi to make plan on Syria after meeting all concerned parties

Visiting UN-Arab League special representative Lakhdar Brahimi said here on Saturday that he has not come to a plan to end Syria's crisis yet, adding that the plan would be made after he has met with all concerned parties and countries, Xinhua reported.

Brahimi's remarks were made after meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"There is no plan for the time being, we will build a plan after we meet with all parties and I hope the plan would be workable for the salvation of Syria," said Brahimi.

He said that he will be visiting all the countries that have interests in Syria, adding that he will come back soon to Syria to continue "talks and work."

"We talked and I think President Assad realized more than I did the dimensions of the crisis and its gravity," he said.

Brahimi repeated his statement that the "Syrian crisis is very dangerous and it's exacerbating and poses a danger on the Syrian people, the region and the world."

He said he had told Assad that he will bring forward all the thoughts and the possibilities to help the Syrian people out of the current ordeal.

Brahimi arrived in Syria Thursday for a three-day visit to meet with officials for the Syrian administration and the opposition alike.

On Friday, Brahimi met with a number of Damascus-based Syrian opposition. He is expected to have met other opponents Saturday.

Hasan Abdul-Azim, head of the oppositional National Coordination Body (NCB), said Friday that Brahimi can not be a repetition or a copy of his predecessor Kofi Annan.

"He cannot be a repetition or a copy of Kofi Annan's plan," Abdul-Azim said, adding that Brahimi should have qualitative additions and efforts.

He said Brahimi has "a big convincing power especially that he is from the region... he also has regional and international influence."

On Thursday, Brahimi met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem, during which al-Moallem pledged "full cooperation" with the new representative's mission.

Moallem cautioned, however, that success would depend on the stances of countries that he said were "arming, financing and training armed terrorist groups."

Brahimi is tasked with brokering a diplomatic solution to the conflict after replacing former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who stepped down as the UN-Arab League joint special envoy in August in frustration after his six-point peace plan went up in smoke due to incessant violence.

Speaking of violence, urban battles continued in several hotspots across Syria on Saturday amid reports that the clashes have intensified in the northern Syria's Aleppo province.

The state-run SANA news agency said the Syrian forces on Saturday destroyed a pick-up truck equipped with DShK machine- guns in al-Midan area in Aleppo and killed three "terrorists who were inside it."

The Syrian troops have also eliminated groups of armed insurgents who had been stationing at the Cultural Center, Religious Education School, the Police Station and Polyclinics at Daret Izzeh in Aleppo countryside, according to SANA.

In the capital Damascus, army units on Saturday carried out a " qualitative" operation and eliminated a group of most wanted " terrorists" in al-Sbeineh area in Damascus countryside, said SANA.

A military source told SANA that during the chasing down of the "armed terrorist groups" in the area, 17 burned bodies of " terrorists" were found in al-Sharakesah neighborhood in al-Sbeineh.

On the opposition side, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the towns and villages of Ma'arat al-Arteeq, Kafarhamra, Ratyan, Byanun, and Jubreen in Aleppo province were under bombardment by the government forces on Saturday.

The Observatory said the Damascus' district of Hajar al-Aswad witnessed intense clashes on Saturday, in which seven people, including a child, and six armed rebels were killed by gunfire and clashes.

It also said the A'sali neighborhood in Damascus was bombarded by the government forces, adding that there is no news about casualties yet.

The Observatory placed the death toll of Saturday's casualties nationwide at 50 so far.

Meanwhile, the Local Coordination Committees, another activists ' network, said 70 people were been killed on Saturday across Syria, reporting shelling by government troops on a number of areas nationwide, including Jdaidet Artouz and al-Esali in the suburbs of Damascus.

The activists' claim could not be checked independently.

Such violence puts more pressure on Brahimi who is burdened by the task of figuring out a solution to pull Syria out of the bloody quagmire.

Russia and Azerbaijan lead in import of electricity to Georgia
Russia and Azerbaijan lead in import of electricity to Georgia
Italian Eni launches implementation of its solar energy project in Kazakhstan
Italian Eni launches implementation of its solar energy project in Kazakhstan
Electricity production in Georgia to increase after Namakhvani HPP is ready
Electricity production in Georgia to increase after Namakhvani HPP is ready
Loading Bars
WHO praises Georgia for curbing Covid-19
Belarusian BELAVIA airlines operating one-way flights on Baku-Minsk route
Macron to spare Paris region from weekend lockdown, for now
Kazakhstan determines priorities of foreign policy
Compliance services become more relevant in Azerbaijan - PASHA Bank
Several servicemen killed in military helicopter crash in Turkey
Azerbaijan doing everything to create new transport infrastructure in South Caucasus – Russian analyst
New reality created in South Caucasus - head of department at Istanbul Kadir Has University
Demining of Azerbaijani lands complicated by Armenia’s refusal to provide maps of minefields - Expert
Long-awaited end to Karabakh conflict creates new opportunities - Former US ambassador to Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan shows footage from Kechikli village of Zangilan district (VIDEO)
Azerbaijan interested in strengthening export and investment potential with Argentina
President Aliyev gives speech at virtual Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization
MFA shares potential sectors of Lithuanian investment in Georgia
Georgian kiwi enters Japanese market
Azerbaijan's ENGINET company talks unique solutions for local market
Kazakh gold extracting venture opens tender to buy spares
Kazakhstan intends to attract funds to improve energy efficiency of facilities
Volume of food products sold in Baku's trade network increases
Georgia shows progress in curbing coronavirus cases - WHO
Azerbaijani Finance Ministry allocates funds for maintenance services
Restaurant business subsidizing program launched in Tbilisi
UK's Johnson says Brexit problems in Northern Ireland are solvable
Supporting Member Country ECAs: ICIEC endorse supportive reinsurance treaty with JLGC
Uztekstilprom, French Proparco talk profitable financing for textile projects
Georgian consulting company launching project for female entrepreneurs
Georgian wine export to US down
Russia and Azerbaijan lead in import of electricity to Georgia
Several low-cost airlines resume flights to Georgia
Azerbaijan-Belarus foreign trade operations for Jan. 2021 revealed
Azerbaijan confirms 124 more COVID-19 recoveries
Kazakhstan increasing control over development of oil and gas fields
State property privatization plan in Georgia surpasses initial plan
Several containers with cargo to pass through Azerbaijan along BTK railway - ADY Container
Rehabilitation centers can be established in Azerbaijan's liberated lands - Agency
Azerbaijan discloses number of imported cars in 2020
Uzbekistan’s 1M2021 profit for banks increases
Germany approves AstraZeneca for over-65s
New plant to be commissioned in Baku
Azerbaijan to receive Astra Zeneca vaccine via COVAX mechanism - WHO
Turkmengas opens again tender for operation of video surveillance system
Uzbekistan, Belarus agree to expand range of mutually supplied agricultural products
Uzbek currency rates for March 5
Italian Eni launches implementation of its solar energy project in Kazakhstan
Ensuring security in Karabakh our top priority - Turkish president
Georgia eyes to select new investor for Anaklia port
Creation of Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan Business Council under discussion
Covaxin demonstrates prowess of Atmanirbhar Bharat, says ICMR chief
India, Philippines sign key defence pact, set ball rolling for BrahMos missile sale
Turkey supports Georgia in deepening relations with Euro-Atlantic structures
Moldova Post plans to develop co-op with Turkmenistan in field of postal services
Georgia preparing for issuance of new Eurobond
Europe reviewing Russia's COVID-19 vaccine
German companies interested in funding Azerbaijan's railway projects
Uzbekistan to launch production of electric scooters in Fergana region
Azerbaijani State Customs Committee chairman names most-imported products for 2020
India, Norway to work together in marine spatial planning
PM Modi may launch trading points, connectivity projects in Dhaka
India to fund NRs 246 million for reconstruction of Cultural Heritages in Nepal
Kazakhstan, Tajikistan resuming mutual air traffic
Several ships and related facilities to be launched in Iranian ports
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for March 4
Azerbaijani FM’s letter to UN sec-gen disseminated as document of organization
Kazakhstan increases imports of Iran-made goods
Georgia plans to create new economic development plan
Baku Statistical Department discloses Jan. 2021 volume of paid services to citizens
Electricity production in Georgia to increase after Namakhvani HPP is ready
Uzbekistan reveals volume of industrial production for Jan. 2021
Students and graduates of Baku Higher Oil School shown high results in entrance exams for master's degree programs
Azerbaijani PASHA Bank eyes attracting IT companies to implement joint projects
Azerbaijani banks' demand at foreign exchange auction decrease
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price fell
Azerbaijan, Turkey to hold joint military exercises (PHOTO)
Turkish foreign minister to visit Uzbekistan
Volume of cargo loaded, unloaded in Iran’s Dayyer port revealed
Kazakhstan’s Ulba Metallurgical Plant announces tender to buy accumulators
Moldova Post talks details of postal communication resumption with Turkmenistan
Buta Airways to launch ticket sales for Baku-Istanbul-Baku Flights
Iran Khodro Company expects to meet forecasts
Azerbaijani IT company seeks to promote smart home systems abroad
Iran declares data of exports, imports via Astara port
Several mines produced by Armenia found in Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district - Trend TV reports
Azerbaijan releases 2M2021 data on transactions of local investment companies'
EU delegation's head talks interest in raising Azerbaijani regions' financial inclusion
Most of construction work in Baku during Jan. 2021 carried out by private companies
BlackRock builds 5% stake in Toshiba, becomes third largest shareholder
Iran discloses volume of rapeseed to be harvested
Azerbaijan, Iran negotiating to open customs post on border, in Khudaferin village
Uniper sees increase in generation capacity
EU invests in micro-entrepreneurship dev't in Azerbaijani districts
Azerbaijan gives update on number of COVID-19 vaccinated citizens
Turkmenistan to expand production of Balkanabat iodine plant
Azerbaijan expects creating new broadcasting opportunities for Internet TV, radio channels
Belarus excludes Azerbaijan from list of countries with heavy COVID-19 situation
Israeli identity validation co Identiq raises $47m
Kazakhstan boosts trade turnover with India despite COVID-19
Industrial oil inflow received at Turkmen field
Exxon and Macquarie in $11.7 billion U.S. lawsuit over gas contract
China boosts steel imports from Turkey
Georgia reports 133 new cases of coronavirus for March 4
All news