Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    34 / 23 ℃  City Forecast


Dealing with Syria crisis to be "long, bumpy road"

(Global Times)

13:49, July 18, 2012

Resolving the Syrian crisis "is going to be a long and bumpy road," UN-Arab League joint envoy Kofi Annan's spokesman said on Tuesday.

"Nobody said it's going to be easy ... but we believe sincerely that the commitments made in Geneva were genuine and if applied as promised will have an effect on the dynamics on the ground," Ahmad Fawzi said.

Asked on what actions will be taken by the "Action Group on Syria" which concluded a ministerial-meeting on Saturday, Fawzi said there are steps that countries with influence have committed to take and have started taking.

He said world major countries have committed to apply joint and sustained pressure on the parties in Syria, citing meetings held in Cairo and Paris.

Annan is planing his next steps, the spokesman said.

World and regional powers on Saturday agreed on a Syrian-led transition plan, including establishment of a "transitional governing body" in Syria despite divergence on certain concrete issues.

Although the outcome has been hailed by diplomats, both the Syrian government and the opposition played it down or even rejected to accept it.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Special operation members conduct anti-terrorism training

  2. Daily life in Pyongyang, DPRK

  3. WTO ruling to prompt opening

  4. What to eat, what to build up

  5. Classic UFO photos in 30 years

  6. Edison Chen, Kelly Hu and More Lend Voice to Sleeping Dogs

Most Popular


  1. Commentary: Health of stock market
  2. S. China Sea tensions stirred up with outside help
  3. Elites threaten favorable Sino-US attitudes
  4. Europe's chances of economic recovery lie in unity
  5. Fragile peace barely holds in tense Kashmir
  6. Tokyo's islands stance harmful to ties
  7. Experts doubt legality of online auction
  8. Searching for the right professionals
  9. Clinton’s Asia trip takes economic turn
  10. Vatican needs to adapt to local systems

What's happening in China

Heavy storms wreak havoc in China

  1. University lets men in with lower test scores
  2. No independent air quality data ban: govt
  3. Beijing halts face-lift of ancient courtyard
  4. First-class medical care for the wealth
  5. 2,600 Vietnamese entering China illegally

China Features

  1. Famous instant noodle hit by quality scandal
  2. No abnormalities found in Roche investigations
  3. Auchan blacklisted for selling unqualified foods
  4. Robust water contains excessive level of bacteria
  5. Why is TCM worth of commendation?

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai