UN Secretary-General's remarks to press after adoption of Security Council Resolution 2642 - on Syria

SG: [inaudible] asking for the renewal of cross border aid, because it is essential for the people of Idlib. It is a matter of life and death for many of them. 

We asked for a renewal of one year. The Security Council approved six months. But I strongly hope that after six months it will be renewed. 

Q: Mr. Secretary-General, the grain talks, there appears to be movement – a meeting tomorrow of the four parties...what can you tell us? 

SG: We are working hard, indeed, but there is still a way to go.  Many people are talking about it; we would prefer to try to do it.