UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) and the joint special envoy of the UN and the Arab League Lakhdar Brahimi(L) attend a joint press conference in Montreux, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2014. The international conference on Syria, dubbed Geneva II started here on Wednesday. The ministerial meeting is a small step for the resolution of conflict in Syria, while more difficult work is still ahead, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.(Xinhua/Qian Yi)
Montreux meeting on Syria "small step", difficult work still ahead: Ban Ki-moon
More MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The ministerial meeting in Montreux Wednesday is a small step for the resolution of conflict in Syria, while more difficult work is still ahead, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
"Past three years were filled with horror: the bombardment of Syria, the use of chemical weapons, terrorist attack, persecutions, disappearances, torture, killing and destruction," he told journalists to the Geneva II meeting. Full story