|UN General Assembly meeting on Syria - April 5, 2012|
|Statement by the Joint UN/LAS Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan|
The international community is determined to work with the Syrian people to support this process.
The Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will be asking the Security Council for approval of the deployment of a UN Observer Mission as soon as possible. This will allow us to move quickly to launch a serious political dialogue that will address the concerns and aspirations of the Syrian people.
This is the time for all Syrians to come together in the hope that they can begin to heal their wounds and initiate a political transition to a democratic, plural political system, in which citizens have equal rights and equal opportunities, regardless of their affiliations or ethnicities or beliefs.
Kofi Annan, Joint UN/LAS Special Envoy for Syria
Geneva 12 April 2012
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