Canadian Foreign Minister, Stephane Dion, said that the ceasefire agreement reached in Syria under Turkish and Russian guarantees is not enough, stressing the need to take further steps towards restoring peace and the initiating of political transition in the war-torn country.
In comments posted on Twitter on Thursday, Dion said: “With potential ceasefire, Canada calls on all parties to commit to relieve suffering of Syrians and for Syrian-led political transition for peace.”
The Syrian Coalition expressed appreciation for efforts to reach a nationwide cease-fire in Syria, especially efforts made by Turkey. It warned of attempts by the Assad regime and its Iranian ally to sabotage the agreement.
The Coalition pointed out that reaching a cease-fire is one of the main articles set out in the UN Security Council resolution 2254 (2015). It stressed that the agreement is essential to ensuring the success of the political process, stopping the mass forced displacement, and the introduction of aid to besieged areas under the supervision of United Nations, including eastern and western Ghouta as well as Madaya, Wadi Barada valley in Rural Damascus, Alwaer district in Homs and all besieged areas across Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office + Anadolu Agency)