U.N. chief encouraged by safe zones deal for Syria: spokesman

Reuters News
Posted: May 04, 2017 8:03 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is encouraged by an agreement reached on Thursday to create safe zones in certain areas of war-torn Syria, the United Nations said in a statement.

"It will be crucial to see this agreement actually improve the lives of Syrians," a spokesman for the secretary-general said in the statement.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)