10/22/2019, 1:34 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Berlin to propose international security zone in Syria - report

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that she would table a plan for an internationally managed safe zone to be established in northern Syria.

Speaking in an interview for Deutsche Welle, she pointed out that "Europe cannot simply be an onlooker" in the current Syria situation, but that the discussions would include Russia and Turkey. She also emphasized that the plan has received support from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The plan is expected to be put forward at the meeting of NATO defense ministers, scheduled from October 24-25.

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