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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL245, tabled on 10 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resignation of Mr Lakhdar Brahimi as United Nations mediator in Syria.

Answered on

18 June 2014

Lakhdar Brahimi has played a crucial role as joint UN and Arab League Special Envoy for Syria since June 2012. He showed strong leadership and great patience in getting the parties to the conflict round the same table in Geneva and take the first steps towards potentially constructive dialogue. The responsibility for the collapse of negotiations rests wholly with the regime's refusal to engage in discussion on an agenda for future talks put forward by Mr Brahimi. The appointment and mandate of any future UN Special Envoy is still under consideration by the UN.