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Ban Meets with Head of Arab League, Special Envoy on Syrian Crisis

Ban Meets with Head  of Arab League, Special  Envoy on Syrian Crisis

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Monday met with the Arab League's Secretary-general Nabil Elaraby and UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi to discuss possible ways to end the prolonged conflict in Syria.

Readout about the meeting issued to the press here by Ban's spokesman said that the three discussed "ways to help the Syrian parties start a political process leading to an end to violence and a political transition to a new Syria in which the rights of all of its people and communities are protected."

During the meeting, Ban emphasized that he would do everything in his power to bring the deadly conflict in Syria to an early end.

Ban "reiterated his call on the (UN) Security Council to find unity and put all of its weight behind a political solution in Syria and Mr. Brahimi's efforts to that end," said the readout.

Brahimi briefed the UN Security Council last Friday, putting to rest rumors that he would resign from his current post.

The Syrian conflict, now entering its third year, has claimed over 70,000 lives, according to UN estimates.  (Xinhua)