Turkey: US Special Representative for Syria James Geffrey to visit Istanbul and Ankara

Turkey: US Special Representative for Syria James Geffrey to visit Istanbul and Ankara

Special Representative for Syria and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition for Victory Against ISIS Ambassador James Geffrey and Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn will travel to Geneva, Istanbul and Ankara from 22 August to 28 August, according to an announcement of the State Department.

In Geneva, Ambassador Geffrey will meet with his counterparts in the international community, including UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen, and others attending meetings of the Constitutional Committee on Syria beginning August 24. These meetings on Syria are facilitated by the UN mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 2254 to revitalize the process of constitutional reform in Syria. The United States is not directly involved in these meetings. The focus of Ambassador Geffrey’s meetings will be on promoting United Nations efforts to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria under UNHCR and Resolution 2254.

On Aug 26 in Istanbul, Ambassador Jeffrey will meet with Syrian opposition groups and other members of Syrian civil society to discuss our latest efforts in Syria, including our maximum economic and political pressure campaign to hold the Assad regime accountable and end the suffering of the Syrian people.

From August 27-28, Ambassador Jeffery will travel to Ankara for meetings with senior Turkish officials to discuss the implementation of UNSCR 2254 for the resolution of the Syrian conflict, our continued efforts to ensure an enduring defeat of ISIS, and other bilateral cooperation related to the stability of Syria and the region, concludes the announcement of the State Department./ibna