UN envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan for Syria remains "on track" as the truce monitoring team grows to a sixth of its UN-authorised size, a UN official claimed today.
Mr Annan's spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told a UN briefing in Geneva that "a crisis that has been going on for more than a year is not going to be resolved in a day or a week."
Negotiations involving the Syrian government and insurgents are being "conducted under the radar" in a bid to cease all hostilities, Mr Fawzi reported.
"The Annan plan is on track," he added, noting that there were "signs of compliance," despite continuing violations of truce conditions by both sides.
Mr Annan, the joint UN-Arab League envoy, is scheduled to brief the UN security council on Tuesday by video conference from Geneva with the latest assessment on implementation of his six-point peace plan.
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