During its regular meeting in Geneva, the Syrian Negotiations Commission received the envoys of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the European Union, Turkiye, Italy, Denmark, Canada, Egypt, and Qatar, along with the United Nations envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, on Friday. The discussions centered around the latest developments in the political process in Syria.
Badr Jamous, President of the Commission, cautioned against the danger of the political process in Syria stagnating and highlighted the Assad regime’s reluctance to take serious steps in implementing UN Resolution 2254. He emphasized that the Syrian people are currently enduring the worst tragedy of our modern time.
Jamous underscored the urgency of taking more effective steps to advance the political process. He stressed the importance of making tangible progress on the detainee issue, disclosing the fate of thousands forcibly disappeared in the Assad regime’s prisons, and establishing an international mechanism to hold accountable those involved in mass killings of Syrians.
The Commission emphasized the critical role of the United Nations in handling the humanitarian issue in Syria, emphasizing the need to keep it out of the Assad regime’s control, citing it as the primary cause of the humanitarian situation’s deterioration. Additionally, the Commission called for the United Nations to deliver aid to all those in need in Syria without politicization or discrimination.
The envoys reiterated their full commitment to supporting the Syrian people and the political solution in accordance with UN resolutions. The goal is to achieve stability in Syria and the complete implementation of Resolution 2254.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)