Head of the Syrian Coalition’s foreign mission to Germany Bassam Abdullah welcomed Germany’s suggestion to establish an airlift for supplying civilians in Aleppo with aid if the Assad regime continues to reject requests for the delivery of relief convoys through land routes to the city.
Germany’s Foreign Minister Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Saturday said humanitarian aid is desperately needed in Aleppo and that it may be necessary to start an “air bridge” to bring it in.
Steinmeier also said that Germany was in talks with the U.S., Russia and the United Nations to try and organize “urgent humanitarian assistance” to the northern Syrian city. “If both parts of Aleppo continue not to receive sufficient humanitarian supplies, we should also consider the possibility of assistance by air, especially medical goods,” he added.
Steinmeier also criticized the Assad regime for using chlorine gas against the people of Syria and condemned the use of unlawful chemical weapons.
Abdullah earlier on Monday said that Germany is a major European power and has proved itself a friend of the Syrian people against dictatorship. He praised the help the German government provided towards building hospitals and supporting the civilian infrastructure and services institutions in Aleppo.
Abdullah called for stopping the aerial bombardment by Russian and the Assad regime on civilians in Aleppo as well as for the establishment of humanitarian corridors under the supervision of the United Nations. (Source: Syrian Coalition)