The Syrian Foreign Minister receives the UN envoy to his country, and they discuss a number of issues related to the political and economic situation in Syria, and agree on the need to protect the country’s sovereignty.
The UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, indicated that his discussions with the Syrian Foreign Minister, Faisal Al-Miqdad, were “comprehensive and intense,” and focused on Resolution 2254.
Al-Miqdad discussed during his meeting with Pedersen a number of issues related to the situation in Syria, such as the political path and the economic situation, according to the Syrian news agency “SANA”, which added that “views are agreed that unilateral coercive measures make this situation more difficult, especially in light of the spread of an epidemic.” Corona. “
For his part, Al-Miqdad affirmed that “the American and Turkish occupation of the Syrian lands … violates the Syrian sovereignty and violates international law, and all Security Council resolutions,” calling on the United Nations to “raise its voice in accordance with the Charter and international resolutions issued by the Security Council in the face of all these practices, and to take action.” A clear position on it is consistent with the principles and objectives on which international humanitarian law is based.
The two sides stressed the importance of ensuring “non-interference in the affairs of the Constitution Debating Committee”, and ensuring that all this process “takes place” under the leadership and ownership of Syria, and that no timetables are set for its work imposed from outside. “
In this regard, Minister Al-Miqdad stressed the importance of the Special Envoy’s preservation of his role as a “neutral facilitator,” noting that the Constitutional Committee, since its formation, “has become a woman herself, and it is the one that decides on the recommendations that can come out with and how its work proceeds,” stressing that the Syrian people “He has the exclusive right to determine the future of his country.”
Pedersen had urged the members of the UN Security Council to unify their stance to break the deadlock controlling the Syrian file, during a closed session in which he acknowledged the “failure of the political track”, calling for the adoption of “constructive international diplomacy on Syria.”
His statement came after the UN Security Council failed, on February 9, to agree on a joint statement on Syria, and the inability to bridge divisions to revive the political process.
In a related context, Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Al-Miqdad said, “Terrorism remains the main threat and there are countries that seek to exploit the suffering of our people for political pressure.”
In a speech before the United Nations Human Rights Council, Al-Miqdad affirmed that “Syria is determined to continue fighting terrorism in all of its territories,” noting that “the Turkish forces cut off water from some of our areas is an example of the practices of the Turkish occupation in our country.”
He explained that “the United States and Europe have imposed coercive measures that affect only the basic needs of our citizens,” calling for “putting an end to the gross and systematic violations of the right of our people, a top priority for the Human Rights Council.”
Al-Miqdad also called for respecting the exclusive right of the Syrian people to determine the fate of their country, affirming “Syria’s inalienable right in the occupied Syrian Golan, a right affirmed by international references.”
He said, “The inhuman way in dealing with the Jolanism Nihal al-Maqt deserves the condemnation of the Human Rights Council,” stressing that “Syria is ready to continue joint work with the Human Rights Council to enhance universal respect for these rights.”
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