Sochi, SANA- The final statement of the 15th International Meeting on Syria within the Astana Format currently held in the Russian city of Sochi announced that the guarantor states renewed their strong commitment to Syria’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and safety, in addition to continued cooperation till eradicating the terrorist organizations in it.
The statement expressed rejection of the separatist agendas which aim at undermining Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as all attempts to create new facts on the ground under the pretext of combating terrorism in Syria, and the looting the Syrian oil whose revenues should return to the Syrian state, voicing condemnation to the terrorist organizations acts in it.
It condemned the Israeli continued attacks against Syria which violate the international law and endanger the stability and security in the region.
The statement stressed commitment to moving forward the political settlement process led and owned by the Syrians and supporting the work of the Committee of Discussing the Constitution in Geneva.
It also rejected the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria which contradict with the international law and the UN charter, particularly in facing the Coronavirus epidemic.
The statement called upon the international community to extend humanitarian aid to the needy without discrimination, politicization and pre-conditions and to contribute to the rebuilding process in Syria, asserting that the International community should participate in facilitating the return of the Syrian refugees to their homeland.
The statement stressed that the 16th International Meeting on Syria within Astana Format will be held in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan in the mid of the current year.
The 15th International Meeting on Syria within Astana Format started activities on Tuesday in the Russian Sochi Resort at the Black Sea coast with the participation of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation headed by Assistant Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Dr. Ayman Sousan, in addition to the delegations of the guarantor states of Astana Process, and representatives of the countries that enjoy the observer status in the Astana process, namely Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan as well as the delegation of the United Nations headed by Pedersen.
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