Security Council welcomes Eid Al Adha ceasefire initiative in Syria

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The Security Council has welcomed the initiative of the joint UN-Arab League envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, for a ceasefire in Syria during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha on Friday.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Council says the ceasefire could be a first step towards a sustainable cessation of all violence in conformity with its resolutions.

It underscored the need to launch an inclusive Syrian-led political transition leading to a democratic, plural, political system.

Ambassador Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala is the President of the Security Council for October.

"The members of the Security Council welcomed the important and timely initiative of the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Lakhdar Brahimi, for a ceasefire and a cessation of violence in all its forms during the period of Eid Al Adha, and echoed the joint appeal of the Secretaries-General of the United Nations and the League of Arab States to all regional and international actors to support it."

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The members of the Security Council urged all parties in Syria, particularly the government, which it says is a stronger party, to respond positively to the initiative of Mr. Brahimi.

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