A new hope for peace in Syria

A new hope for peace in Syria

It was not an easy meeting today in Vienna, but it was an historic one. For the first time all the relevant international actors were at the same table, discussing on how to put an end to the war in Syria. For some of them, it was not an easy choice to come to Vienna: I thank them for their courage. We will need more of that in the following weeks and months.

Our final communique is here. It gives us hope that peace in Syria is indeed possible, after too much suffering. We agreed to convene again within two weeks – and this is a good sign too: we have found enough common group to continue the talks. It is a first step, one we can build on.