Today, the Secretary-General held a luncheon with the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council. It had been agreed that the discussion on this occasion would focus entirely on Syria.
They discussed arrangements for the mechanism to be established soon between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in order to inspect and safeguard Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. They exchanged views on the timing and other aspects of the peace conference to be held in Geneva. The Secretary-General and the ministers underlined the importance of heightened efforts to resolve the humanitarian crisis both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries.