Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

#TECH 24

Station F: Putting Paris on the global tech map

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Davos 2017: 'I believe in the power of entrepreneurs to change the world'

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

French education with a difference: Teachers who think outside the box

Read more

#THE 51%

Equality in the boardroom: French law requires large firms to have 40% women on boards

Read more

FASHION

Men's fashion: Winter 2017/2018 collections shake up gender barriers

Read more

ENCORE!

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan speaks out about her time behind bars

Read more

REVISITED

Video: Threat of economic crisis still looms in Zimbabwe

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

DAVOS 2017: Has the bubble burst?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

DAVOS 2017: Summit overshadowed by geopolitical changes

Read more

Olmert exit could affect talks, says Syrian envoy

Latest update : 2008-07-31

Syria's ambassador to the United Nations said the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could affect Syria's indirect peace talks with Israel. Olmert is to resign after mid-September elections.

Also read : Olmert to step down after September party primary

 

 

Syria's ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could affect Syria's indirect peace talks with its arch foe Israel.

 

Asked if Olmert's announcement could have an impact on the talks, which have been brokered by Turkey, Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari told Reuters: "It could do. I hope not."

 

Earlier on Wednesday a source close to the talks said in Istanbul that the two countries will hold a new round of indirect talks in Turkey in mid-August after failing to move on to face-to-face negotiations.

 

Date created : 2008-07-31

COMMENT(S)