United Nations special envoy to the Middle East, Michael Williams, is scheduled to visit Syria this weekend where he will discuss among other things the demarcation of the country's border with Lebanon, and allegations of continued arms smuggling to Lebanese groups in contravention of UN security council resolutions.
The trip is part of a regional tour by Williams to assess the implementation of security council resolution 1701 that ended last year's month-long conflict between Israel and Lebanon.
In Syria, Williams is expected to meet deputy president Farouk al-Sharaa and foreign minister Walid al-Muallim for in-depth consultations, Syrian government sources said.
They could not confirm whether a meeting with president Bashar al-Assad was also planned.
A UN commission monitoring the implementation of 1701 is due to submit a report next week.
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