§ 24. Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek to persuade Syria to participate in the current round of peace talks.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs visited Syria on 22 to 24 October. He met President Assad and Foreign Minister Shara'a. He emphasised the importance we attach to early progress on the Syria track, and momentum more generally in the peace process.