UN chief welcomes reports of Eid ceasefire in Syria

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Ban Ki-moon

The reported announcements of a suspension of violence during the Eid Al-Adha holiday in Syria, has been welcomed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The ceasefire has been proposed by the joint UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi.

UN spokesman, Martin Nesirky says the world is now watching to see what will happen on Friday morning.

"While the Secretary-General is welcoming these reported announcements, it's important that all sides will adhere to this. We will understand that there is a lack of trust between parties therefore we all understand that we cannot be sure yet what will transpire but the hope is that the guns will fall quiet for the people of Syria so that they can have peace and quiet during this holly holiday."

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Mr. Nesirky added that should there be a suspension of violence, humanitarian agencies are ready to move in to provide relief assistance to the people in need.

He also reiterated the position of the United Nations that those with influence in the region should use it on all parities so that the suspension of violence can take place and pave the way for a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

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