UN envoy Staffan de Mistura continues his campaign with officials and experts in capitals that are active regarding the Syrian issue. The diplomat is pushing for the implementation of his plan to "freeze" fighting and military operations beginning with Aleppo in the north, as well as to facilitate the entry of aid and inject urgent investments to change the lives of the people. He hopes that a "political space" will be created from the local to the national level, reaching a political process "on the basis of the Geneva Statement" issued in mid-2012. However, de Mistura said that interpreting the statement and forming a "transitional ruling body" depends on the results of the dialogue among Syrians during the political process. He said that the emergence of the Islamic State (IS) must be taken into account when implementing the Geneva Statement.