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Syria/Iran’s participation in the Geneva II conference

Published on January 21, 2014
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius

Paris, January 20, 2014

The United Nations Secretary-General’s letter of invitation to the Geneva conference specifies clearly that the aim of that conference is to establish a transitional government in Syria with full executive powers.

Participation in Geneva II is conditional on explicitly accepting this mandate. Under these conditions and in the very interest of the search for peace, it is clear that no country can take part in the conference unless it expressly accepts that conference’s mandate./.