Brahimi says both Syrian sides ready to discuss aid, prisoner swaps

Source: Reuters - Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:51 GMT
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MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Reuters) - International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday that both of Syria's warring sides are prepared to discuss improving access for aid supplies, prisoner swaps and local ceasefires.

Brahimi, addressing a final news conference after an international conference in Switzerland, said: "We have had some fairly clear indications that the parties are willing to discuss issues of access to needy people, the liberation of prisoners and local ceasefires."

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters that he had urged the Syrian government to release detainees as a confidence-building measure. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by John Irish)

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