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Ceasefire in Syria to Save Lives, Allow Aid Delivery - Spanish Foreign Ministry

© Photo : SANADestroyed quarters of liberated Aleppo.
Destroyed quarters of liberated Aleppo. - Sputnik International
Madrid hopes that ceasefire in Syria that took effect at midnight on Thursday will help save people's lives and give access to humanitarian aid deliveries, the Spanish Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Evacuees from rebel-held eastern Aleppo ride on pick-up trucks along the government-held area of al-Ramousah bridge, Syria December 16, 2016. - Sputnik International
Step Toward Peace: What Comes Next for Syria After Ceasefire Enters Into Force
MADRID (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that the Syrian government and armed opposition groups had reached an agreement on a nationwide ceasefire in Syria and on readiness to start peace talks.

"The government of Spain welcomes the agreement on ceasefire between the troops of the Syrian government and opposition, which took effect last night. We hope that this ceasefire will help save people's lives, create better conditions for the treatment of the injured and ease the access of humanitarian aid to those in need at the whole Syrian territory," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry recalled that Spain as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council was working on humanitarian aspects of Syrian conflict and considers cessation of hostilities to be a primary issue. Madrid hopes that the agreement will facilitate the intra-Syrian talks that will take place on February 8 under the auspices of the United Nations, according to the statement.

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