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Britain welcomes humanitarian aid in Syria

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Elaf from London: Britain, through the Foreign Minister, welcomed the decision of the UN Security Council on aid entry into Syria through Bob al-Hawa crossing and called for a lasting solution to the Syrian crisis.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb said: “This is a welcome step, but the international community must make urgent efforts to find a lasting and lasting solution to help northern Syria, on which the lives of more than 13 million Syrians depend.”

He added: “The UK will continue to push for a just political solution, as this is the only way to end the conflict in Syria.”

On Friday, the Security Council adopted Resolution 2585, authorizing UN assistance to cross the border into Syria for a one-year period via the Bab al-Hawa crossing on the Turkish border.

Council members (15 countries) voted unanimously on the current draft resolution of Russia, the United States, Norway and Ireland.

Intervention and word

When he intervened during the Security Council meeting, British Ambassador Barbara Woodward welcomed the Security Council’s decision to provide assistance to Syria.

“The UK would like to thank the tireless efforts of Norway over the past few weeks to engage with members of the Security Council to find a way to meet the humanitarian needs of the Syrians. We would not be where we are today without their tremendous efforts,” he said.

He added: “The United Nations has made it clear over the past few months that the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people cannot be met without renewing the UN mandate to bring in cross-border aid for a few more months. So we are pleased that this decision renews the 12-month period of receiving aid.”

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Humanitarian needs

Our view is that the action of the Security Council on meeting the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people should be determined by the assessments of the humanitarian needs of the UN.

“We know that the draft resolution presented by the draftsmen of the first draft represents a great privilege to take into account the views of all members of the House, which is the minimum required to meet the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people over the next 12 months. That is why we voted in favor of the Irish draft resolution,” Woodward said today. .

The British Ambassador stressed that Syria is one of the most dangerous areas for aid workers – so I call on every effort to ensure that no report is made that further affects their security.

“As a full-fledged assembly, we hope that the spirit of these concessions can be used to find a political solution to end a decade of conflict and the suffering of the Syrian people,” he concluded.