UN

Syria envoy to send mission to Damascus

AP News
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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 11:40 AM

Kofi Annan, the international envoy on Syria, will send a mission to Damascus as soon as possible to discuss practical steps to implement his proposals to end the violence and killing.

Annan's spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told AP on Friday that the mission will also discuss ways to monitor a cessation of fighting.

Annan briefed a closed meeting of the U.N. Security Council by videoconference Friday and according to one diplomat appealed to members to send a strong signal of support for his mission.

The diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because the briefing was private, said Annan reported that Syria's response to his proposals has been disappointing so far.