Stefan Löfven met UN Special Envoy for Syria

On 21 March, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. During their meeting they discussed the serious situation in Syria and efforts to reach a political solution.

Stefan Löfven and Staffan de Mistura shake hands.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. Ninni Andersson / Regeringskansliet

The discussions between Mr Löfven and Mr de Mistura focused on the UN-led intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, the fragile ceasefire and the ongoing restricted humanitarian access in Syria.

Mr Löfven underscored Sweden's wholehearted support for Mr de Mistura's efforts and the UN-led political process. He also emphasised the importance of women's participation in the peace process, accountability and the guarantors of the ceasefire meeting their commitments with respect to adhering to the ceasefire and providing humanitarian access.

In conclusion, he pointed out that the UN-led political process has a clear voice in the UN Security Council through Sweden.