Egypt’s FM meets UN envoy to Syria
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - YOUM7

CAIRO: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with the UN’s Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura in Cairo Saturday for talks on the Syrian crisis, Youm7 reported.

A follow up on the developments of the Syrian crisis was discussed to reach a political solution as per Geneve Conference I, Youm7 said.

The UN special envoy pointed that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is keen on reaching a solution for the 5-year crisis which resulted in a large number of casualties and refugees, according to Youm7.

Syrian opposition fractions have met in Cairo on June 8 in a bid to reach a unified formula for the four-year-old crisis amid Egyptian and Arab support to a “political solution.”

The opposition discussed a five-point proposal aims to create an executive authority with legislative powers and without any officials from the governing Syrian regime, Sihnok Dipo, a member of Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) told Youm7 on June 7.

The proposal includes writing a “democratic constitution”, pushing foreign fighters – pro and anti Assad – to get out of Syrian territories, recognizing the Kurdish peoples and their legislative rights and adhering by the proposal conditions, Dipo added.

Shoukry highlighted that the solution of the crisis boils down to applying Geneva 1 Conference in 2012, which includes forming a transitional unity government, calling for the unification of all Syrian parts.

On January 24, Egypt hosted a meeting of 75 members from Syrian opposition powers, who announced their support to the results of the Geneva 1 conference.

Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis, 210,060 were killed according to figures from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in February, Reuters reported.

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