France stresses the importance of a political solution in accordance with Resolution 2254 to achieve peace in Syria

France stresses the importance of a political solution in accordance with Resolution 2254 to achieve peace in Syria

Feb 29 2024

ARK News… The Permanent French Ambassador to the United Nations said that the Assad regime “has remained deaf to the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people for 14 years,” and that “violence against the population, human rights violations, and the impossibility of the return of millions of refugees, remains the sad reality in Syria.”

In statements during the Security Council session on Syria, on Tuesday, de Rivière, the French Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, said that “only the political solution in accordance with Resolution 2254 is capable of providing the lasting peace that the Syrians need.”

He pointed out that France affirms its full support for the efforts of the UN envoy, and the implementation of all aspects of Resolution 2254, to achieve a political solution within the framework of his mediation efforts.

De Rivière noted that his country “has no intention of financing reconstruction or repairing the damage caused by the Syrian regime and its allies, or lifting sanctions, as long as no tangible progress is made,” and that “the sanctions are reversible, and this depends on making real progress in the political process.” ".

He stressed that "there will be no peace in Syria before addressing the deep roots of the conflict," noting that "the Syrian people will be the first victims of destabilization due to regional tensions."

The French diplomat also stressed that his country is “committed to avoiding escalation,” calling on all regional stakeholders to show responsibility and restraint.

Regarding the escalation in northwestern Syria, De Rivière said, “The current escalation of violence exacerbates the already catastrophic humanitarian situation,” adding that the Syrian people “have already suffered enough, and therefore we must remain prepared to meet the needs of more than 15 million people.”

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