U.N. Syria envoy says talks essential for fighting terrorism
Friday, 31 July 2015
U.N. special envoy to Syria Steffan di Mistura has stressed on the importance of holding peace talks to help reach a political transition and fight terrorism. The Italian-Swedish diplomat shared more details about his latest visit to Syria in an interview with Al Arabiya News Channel’s Talal al-Haj. In the same episode, Al Arabiya’s “Diplomatic Avenue” also hosts Leila Zerrougui, the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, and award-winning Syrian activist Majd Shurbaji.
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.