Syria Waits for Results of al-Ibrahimi Tour

DAMASCUS_(ST)  Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Jihad  Maqdisi,  stressed that any  initiative to achieve success needs commitment of all parties involved.

 "The Syrian side  is waiting for  the UN Envoy Elakhdar al-Ibrahimi's coming into Syria as  to be briefed by him about the results  of his tour in the  countries he visited , including the countries  which  have  their influence on armed groups,'' Dr. Maqdisi said in a statement to SANA reporter Tuesday.

The Syrian official hoped that al-Ibrahimi would bring with him from these countries  what might lead to the success for any constructive initiative.

Maqdisi pointed out that  Syria earlier committed itself to Arab or to regional initiatives; but the initiatives were aborted by  the armed groups  and by the countries  which have influence upon them.


T. Fateh