India committed to Syrian-led, Syrian-owned UN-facilitated political process: India at UN

After joining the consensus on United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Syrian Humanitarian Resolution on Friday, India reaffirmed its commitment to Syrian-led and Syrian-owned UN-facilitated political process, to help bring long term security in the disrupted region.

Permanent Ambassador of India to United Nations TS Tirumurti explaining India’s vote on Syria said, “we also remain convinced that there can be no military solution to the Syrian conflict and reaffirm our commitment to advancing a Syrian-led and Syrian-owned UN-facilitated political process in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2254.”

Resolution 2254 calls for a ceasefire and political settlement in Syria and was invoked by Iran Russia and Turkey.

Expressing concerns over the presence of external factors in Syria, the Indian ambassador also said, “we are deeply concerned with the involvement of external actors in Syria which is making the situation worse.”

Syria has been witnessing violence and terror for almost a decade, which has caused a devastating impact in their lives. Syria, once a fulcrum of Arab culture, is now facing a precarious situation. Over 13 million people in Syria need humanitarian aid in one form or another.

Mr. Trimurti calling for enhanced and effective humanitarian relief to all Syrians without any discrimination said, “Syrian women, children, elderly have been severely impacted in disproportionate ways. Today’s adoption, therefore, will reassure 3.4 million people in the northwest of Syria.”

He also advised to focus on the rest of the Syrian territory, rather than only concentrating on northwest Syria.

He also stressed that both the UN Secretary-General and Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have spoken about the worsening humanitarian operations on the region.

“There is an urgent need for involvement between the international donor community, humanitarian agencies, and financial institutions with Syria, consistent with the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Syria to address the humanitarian situation and reconstruction needs, said the Indian envoy,” the Indian diplomat said.

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