PRETORIA, January 21, /ITAR-TASS/. South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will take part in the international peace conference on Syria, Geneva-2, due to begin on January 22 in Switzerland’s Montreux, the ministry said on Tuesday.
The South African foreign minister has accepted the invitation of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to take part in the Geneva-2 international conference, the ministry said in a release.
The South African government appreciates the possibility to attend the Geneva-2 conference. South Africa is confident that the conflict in Syria cannot be settled by military means and the conference is the right step to put an end to sufferings of the Syrian people, the ministry noted.