London .. Germany, Britain, France, Turkey's leaders hold a special session on Syria and east of the Euphrates

London .. Germany, Britain, France, Turkey's leaders hold a special session on Syria and east of the Euphrates

Dec 05 2019

ARK News: The four-way summit on Syria was held in London on Tuesday, bringing together Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and leaders of France, Germany, and Britain.

Leaders of Turkey, Germany, Britain, and France agreed on Tuesday that all attacks on civilians in Syria, including Idlib, in the northwest, must stop.

This came in a statement of the British government published on its website, following a four-way summit on Syria, in London, that gathered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The leaders of the four countries discussed strategic, economic and defense partnerships between their countries and agreed on the importance of deepening them further, including through NATO, as it came in the statement.

The leaders were quoted as saying that they would work to create conditions for a safe, sustainable and voluntary return of refugees and that terrorism must continue to be combated in all forms.

The statement continued: "They also agreed that all attacks against civilians in Syria, including those in Idlib, must cease.”

They also expressed their support for the Constitutional Commission process and the importance of UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

For her part, the German chancellor said "we had a good and useful meeting at the four-way summit on Syria," noting that "the discussion we had with the Turkish president shows that the meetings that enable us to address these issues, always good."

Merkel added that "in spite of all the differences among the members, we have to address them and discuss NATO's future and our common strategic interests.”



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