India set to be part of UN meeting

India has been informed very “authentically” about its invitation to Geneva II,scheduled for January.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:January 1, 2014 12:50 am

India is preparing to participate in the UN-sponsored international conference on Syria to be held in Geneva which will bring together all warring parties,domestic and international,to resolve the crisis and stabilise the Arab country.

India has been informed very “authentically” about its invitation to Geneva II,scheduled for January,and is awaiting a formal invite in this regard,Foreign Affairs’ official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said here Tuesday.

Apart from financial assistance of US$1 million to the trust of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at The Hague for destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons and related facilities,India has also offered the services of its experts to help in the destruction of Damascus’s chemical weapons arsenal and related facilities. India has maintained that the Syrian conflict should be resolved through dialogue,and has also said it does not support any military intervention by Western powers.

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