Arab Foreign Ministers Assert Firm Commitment to Preserve Syria's Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity

Wednesday 1440/1/2 - 2018/09/12
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Cairo, Muharram 2, 1440, Sep 12, 2018, SPA -- The Council of the Arab League States asserted the firm commitment to preserve the sovereignty, territorial integrity and stability of Syria, based on the Charter of the League of Arab States and its principles, stressing that the only possible solution to the Syrian crisis is a political solution based on the participation of all Syrian parties.
In a resolution titled "the Latest Developments in Syria" issued today within 150th session of the Arab League Council at the level of the Arab Foreign Ministers in Cairo today, the council affirmed its support of the United Nations' efforts in order to reach a political settlement.
The Arab foreign ministers expressed deep concern at the repercussions of the continuation of military actions and breaches in the agreements to de-escalation zones in a number of Syrian areas, deploring the intensified military escalation in the eastern Ghouta which represents a flagrant violation of the international and humanitarian law.
They warned that any military action in Idlib would have catastrophic consequences on more than three million Syrian citizens, expressing deep concern over the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the eastern Ghouta due to the military escalation.
The council lauded great efforts exerted by Kuwait, in cooperation with the Kingdom of Sweden, in supporting a ceasefire in Syria, hailing the Egyptian efforts in reaching two agreements to establish de-escalation zones in the eastern Ghouta and northern Homs in addition to delivery of the humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.
The Arab ministers urged the International Support Group for Syria to intensify efforts in order to implement Geneva 1 issued on June 30, 2012 as well as Vienna's statements.
The Arab foreign ministers condemned the brutal chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib on April 4, 2017, denouncing all terrorist attacks and operations committed by the terrorist organizations, like ISIS and Al-Nusra Front, against the civilians in Syria.
The ministers appealed to the donor countries to quickly fulfill the pledges announced at London Conference to support the humanitarian situation in Syria.
21:14 LOCAL TIME 18:14 GMT