Syrian Negotiations Commission Steps Up Efforts to Stop Regime’s Assault on Idlib
The Syrian Negotiations Commission held a number of important meetings at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland during which they discussed the Assad regime and Russian serious military escalation in the province of Idlib and its impact on the political process.
The Commission’s delegation also met with officials and diplomats from the United States, the European Union, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Australia and Japan. Head of Delegation, Nasr Al-Hariri, briefed the diplomats on the situation in Idlib, especially the Assad regime and Russian violations of the Idlib agreement. He underscored that the humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating as a result of the relentless targeting of residential areas and public facilities.
Hariri stressed that the Assad regime and Russia are using terrorism as a pretext to target civilians and force them out of their homes as they previously did in various areas across Syria. He emphasized the importance of international cooperation to stop the military escalation; ensure respect for the Idlib agreement; consolidate the ceasefire; and seriously engage in the peace process.
The Commission’s delegation also met with Khawla Matar, Deputy Special UN Envoy to Syria who is in charge of following up on the issue of detainees. Hariri and Matar discussed ways to achieve progress in the issue which he described as both “sensitive and catastrophic.”
Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Nasr al-Hariri, met with the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara on Tuesday and discussed with him the serious military escalation by the Assad regime and its allies in Idlib province.
Hariri stressed the need to protect civilians, consolidate the ceasefire that was established last year, and deliver humanitarian aid to those in need. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)