Switzerland welcomes the conclusion of this agreement, which should in the first instance facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid and alleviate the suffering of the civilian population. "The ceasefire must actually contribute to the efforts of the international community, and particularly of the United Nations, to find a negotiated solution to the conflict that has been ravaging the country for over five years," noted Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, who was in touch with the two ministers and sent them a personal message of congratulations.
Switzerland is already making its technical expertise and good offices available to the UN by hosting the talks on its territory. Switzerland remains ready to provide the basic conditions to ensure that the talks can be resumed as soon as possible.
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