Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis receives UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen to discuss a political solution to the Syrian conflict


Federal Councillor and head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis has met with the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, in Bern to discuss the situation in Syria and possible ways of finding a political solution. They conferred about the most recent escalation of the conflict in north-eastern Syria and the upcoming first meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva by the end of the month. Switzerland provides humanitarian support for the people of Syria and neighbouring countries.

Federal Councillor Cassis and Geir Pedersen shake hands in Bern. In the background you can see the flags of Switzerland and the UN.
The meeting focused on the situation following the recent escalation in Syria and the forthcoming convening of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva, by the end of the month. © Keystone