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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Russia appealed to all parties in all armed conflicts to declare 'an Olympic truce'.



"First of all, our appeal is addressed to all parties in a bloody conflict in Syria, which has serious destabilizing influence not only on the situation in that country, but also the region in general," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement relayed by Russian Itar-Tass on Thursda



The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that "declaring of 'an Olympic truce' has deep historical roots, which date back to the idea of Olympiads in ancient Greece, when any wars and conflicts were stopped for their period of time." "Therefore, Russia's appeal meets fully humanistic and generally civilized ideals of Olympic movement and aims at reviving this tradition," the ministry said in the statemen



This resolution was approved in consensus, the number of its co-authors reached 121 countries," the ministry note



"Conclusion of 'Olympic truce' by all parties to armed conflicts in the world should pave way for stopping bloodshed, sufferings of civilians and launch of political process to overcome crises under the principles laid out in the U.



Charter," the Russian Foreign Ministry adde



U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has made an appeal to 'an Olympic truce' to all countrie



Olympic Games being held in Sochi in Februar



Secretary-General Ban issued a statement Friday pealing for a global observance of the Olympic truce, especially in Syria, South Sudan and Central African Republi




The first talks between Syria's government and opposition ended that day without any tangible result



"The Olympic Truce is rooted in the hope that if people and nations can put aside their differences for one day, they can build on that to establish more lasting cease-fires," Ban sai



It is noted that Ki-moon will take part in Friday's opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and deliver a keynote address to the International Olympic Committee's general assembly, the first by a U.N. secretary-general, officials have sai



For his part, President of the United Nations General Assembly Dr. John Ashe calls for Olympic Truce ahead of Sochi Games



"This step would meet fully U.N. General Assembly Resolution 68/9, which was adopted at Russia's initiative on November 6, 201



The resolution on promoting peace and building a happier life in the world through sports and fulfillment of Olympic ideals contains an appeal to all U.N. states to observe 'an Olympic truce' separately and jointly under the U.N. Charte



Additionally President of the Socialist International George Papandreou has put forth the same initiative to declare a truce and ceasefire before and during the Winter Olympics in the southern Russian city of Sochi by all parties to the armed conflict in Syri

 


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