Annan urges Syrian president to take bold steps to implement peace planListen /
The United Nations-Arab League Special envoy Kofi Annan has urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to take bold steps to implement his six-point plan to resolve the crisis in the country.
Kofi Annan spoke in Lebanon, where he met with the country's leaders in his ongoing effort to end the crisis in Syria.
The envoy said the discussions included the potential impact of the crisis in Syria on neighbouring countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and others and the need to take all possible measures to avoid it spilling over.
“Bold action has to be taken by President Assad and the Syrian Government to put real energy into the implementation of the plan, of the six-point plan, and that this is not something that can go on forever. And it was essential that he shows determination and sends a signal to his people and the international community that he is determined to implement the plan and that is going to move ahead in search of peace."