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Blinken to chair UNSC meet on Syria

Washington: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will on Monday virtually chair a UN Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria.

As per the State Department, Blinken would reinforce US support for a nationwide ceasefire and unhindered access which will allow humanitarian aid to reach vulnerable communities in the country.

Blinken is scheduled to meet UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss the need for reform of the United Nations system and a number of issues ranging from Ethiopia to Myanmar.

Blinken’s visit to the United Nations aims to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to work through the multilateral system to address global challenges. It also builds on recent US actions to rejoin the United Nations framework, including its re-entry into the Paris Climate Agreement and the World Health Organization, State Department’s spokesman Ned Price said.

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