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Kazakhstan: ‘We need to rebuild trust in Syrian society’ – UN Syria Envoy Pedersen *PARTNER CONTENT*

Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan
April 25, 2019 at 17:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen spoke discussed the settlement of the long lasting Syrian conflict and the need to rebuild Syrian society on the sidelines of the 12 intra-Syrian talks in Nur-Sultan on Thursday.

"I will not go into any discussion on who is to be blamed for the destruction in Syria. I think what we need to agree on is that there is a need to rebuild trust in Syrian society, to bring the Syrian communities together again and then to rebuild the country in a manner so that the refugees can come back and that the IDPs can come back," said Pedersen.

The two-day Syrian talks are attended by representatives of the Syrian government, Syrian opposition, and the Syrian ceasefire guarantor countries, as well as observers from the UN and Jordan.

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UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen spoke discussed the settlement of the long lasting Syrian conflict and the need to rebuild Syrian society on the sidelines of the 12 intra-Syrian talks in Nur-Sultan on Thursday.

"I will not go into any discussion on who is to be blamed for the destruction in Syria. I think what we need to agree on is that there is a need to rebuild trust in Syrian society, to bring the Syrian communities together again and then to rebuild the country in a manner so that the refugees can come back and that the IDPs can come back," said Pedersen.

The two-day Syrian talks are attended by representatives of the Syrian government, Syrian opposition, and the Syrian ceasefire guarantor countries, as well as observers from the UN and Jordan.

SOT, Geir Pedersen, UN Special Secretary-General Envoy for Syria: "Today we had a very good bilateral consultations with a different Astana partners and also with Syrian government. And of course for me, as UN envoy, it is important for me to be in touch with different important players when it comes to finding a solution the Syrian crisis, that, as we agreed on, has lasted way too long. So I hope to continue these discussions, and also tomorrow, and that we also hopefully soon will be able to meet within the Geneva format." *JUMPCUT AT SOURCE*

SOT, Geir Pedersen, UN Special Secretary-General Envoy for Syria: "I will not go into any discussion on who is to be blamed for the destruction in Syria. I think what we need to agree on is that there is a need to rebuild trust in Syrian society, to bring the Syrian communities together again and then to rebuild the country in a manner so that the refugees can come back and that the IDPs can come back, and that we can see ta new beginning and that we are together winning the peace for the Syrian people."

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