Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition Muwaffaq Nyrabia said that the United Nations’ request for unconditional unhindered implementation of a plan for the delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged areas in July is an important step on the road to the full implementation of international resolutions on Syria.
The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien on Friday told the UN Security Council that the UN has submitted the July access plan to the Assad regime on 19 June, requesting access to over 1.2 million beneficiaries in 35 besieged, hard-to-reach and cross-line priority locations.
The UN request that the Assad regime should allow to the implementation of the access plan for the month of July is consistent with the UN Security Council resolution 2254 which stressed that humanitarian issues must not be subject to negotiations, Nyrabia said.
Nyrabia expressed hope that the delivery of humanitarian aid; stopping the Russian bombardment of Aleppo with incendiary bombs; putting an end to the Assad regime’s violations; and releasing detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime will pave the way for the resumption of negotiations next month in Geneva.
The UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on Thursday said that chances of resuming the Geneva negotiations depend on the delivery of greater amounts of humanitarian aid to besieged areas across Syria and on fewer violations of the truce agreement.
Nyrabia reiterated support for the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC), adding that the Syrian people place their hopes on reaching a political solution that puts an end to their suffering and achieve their aspirations.
The Syrian Coalition, rebel and FSA groups, representatives of the National Coordination Commission, and many independent national figures made it clear they will remain united behind the HNC and do whatever possible to support the opposition’s negotiation delegation difficult mission in Geneva, Nyrabia added.