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UNSC Resolution Adoption on Syria Planned for December 18

16.12.2015 10:39

British UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said that the United Kingdom anticipates that the UN Security Council will adopt a resolution on Syria in support of the Vienna process.

The United Kingdom anticipates that the UN Security Council will adopt a resolution on Syria in support of the Vienna process on Friday, British UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said.

On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed that a fresh meeting of the International Syria Support Group at the level of foreign ministers will be held on December 18 in New York.

"I hope that if all goes well in the next few days that on the second one we’ll also see adoption of the resolution, which will endorse Vienna process," Rycroft told reporters.

According to him, two ministerial-level meetings are scheduled for Friday, including in a collective format, which has been formed in Vienna, and a UN Security Council session.

The talks would become an important impetus for the much-needed transition in Syria, he stressed.

Speaking at a joint news briefing after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow, Lavrov said the meeting would focus on drafting a UNSC resolution affirming the agreements on Syrian political settlement reached during the Vienna talks.