Russia suspends Syria action group meet

August 17th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS  

United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian-sponsored initiative for a meeting of the Action Group on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York has been suspended indefinitely, the Russian delegation at the New York headquarters said Friday.

“The planned Action Group meeting on Syria today has been suspended at the request of some members of the group,” the Russian delegation said in a statement.

The delegation said the meeting should be devoted to the agreement reached at the June 30 ministerial meeting in Geneva.

The Action Group includes representatives of five permanent member nations of the UN Security Council and some neighbouring nations of Syria.

The first meeting of the group’s foreign ministers in Geneva agreed for the necessity to form a transitional government in Syria with the participation of all sides in the ongoing conflict there.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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