Montreux, Switzerland

21 January 2014

Readout of Secretary-General's meeting with the Syrian opposition delegation in Montreux

The Secretary-General met today with Ahmad Al Assi Jarba, head of the Syrian opposition delegation and President of the National Coalition of Syrian and Revolution Forces, along with other members of the official opposition delegation in Montreux.

The Secretary-General welcomed the Syrian opposition delegation to the launch of the High-Level Segment of the Geneva Conference on Syria on 22 January. They discussed the intra-Syrian talks starting on 24 January in Geneva and facilitated by Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi, aimed at ending the violence in Syria and achieving a comprehensive agreement for a political settlement, implementing fully the Geneva Communiqué.