April 11, 2016 / 12:07 PM / in 2 years

U.N. envoy raises fragile truce with Syrian Foreign Minister

U.N. mediator for Syria Staffan de Mistura (L) talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moalem (R) during a meeting in Damascus, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on April 11, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said he used a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moalem on Monday to urge Damascus to support Syria’s shaky truce and allow more humanitarian aid access.

“We did raise and discuss the importance of protecting and maintaining and supporting the cessation of hostilities, which is, as you know, fragile but is there,” de Mistura told reporters in Damascus.

Reporting by Tom Miles

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