Bilal Turkiyeh, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Syrian Embassy in Qatar, has welcomed Assistant Foreign Minister of Qatar Lolwah Al-Khater’s speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling for a humane response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, free from political interests.
Turkiyeh highlighted the gap between the United Nations’ rhetoric and actions in response to the recent earthquake in Syria. He noted that the liberated areas in northwestern Syria were among the hardest hit, yet the United Nations teams were not present. This contrasted with their response in areas controlled by the Assad regime, which was perceived as biased towards the regime.
During her speech, Al-Khater emphasized that the international community had once again failed the Syrian people. She criticized the lackluster and delayed response to the earthquake, which was seen as exploiting the human tragedy for political gain.
Al-Khater also stated that the Syrian people were not part of the international equation in the fight against terrorism, which had led to the displacement and massacre of countless individuals without any significant intervention from the global community.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)