UN Security Council unanimously adopted Friday a resolution on reaching a political solution to the crisis in Syria as agreed upon by the sides of “the International Group for Supporting Syria” which concluded works earlier in the day.
Resolution No. 2254 affirms that the Syrians are the only ones who determine the future of their country without any foreign intervention, and the terrorist organizations are out of any political process.
Resolution /B/ also stipulates holding negotiations between delegations of the Syrian government and the opposition in January 2016, charging UN Secretary General to gather representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition through the office of UN Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura.
Meanwhile, Syria’s permanent envoy to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari reiterated that the Syrian government is ready to actively participate in any genuine effort to reach a political solution though which the Syrians only determine their future and choices via Syrian-Syria dialogue, led by Syria without any foreign intervention to guarantee Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“The Syrian government is open to any initiatives or true efforts to help the country get out of the crisis,” al-Jaafari said in a statement at the UN Security Council session.
He added that today’s meeting witnessed an important step in the field of combating terrorism through adopting resolution / 2253/, calling for “reading the situation in Syria in an objective and true way instead of adopting stances that lead to an escalation in the crisis, prolonging it and increasing chaos and terrorism.
“Having any political track succeeded requires the participation of the Syrian government in it as a main partner, so it is very important to coordinate and cooperate with the Syrian government on different points related to this track,” al-Jaafari said.
He added that it became clear that making the political track in Syria successful requires combating terrorism in a collective and active form, affirming “in this context, Syria welcomes adopting the resolution No. 2253 and highly appreciates the Russian initiative in submitting this important resolution.”
“We acknowledge that having security and stability back in Syria requires an immediate dealing with the danger posed by terrorism in the framework of the international legitimacy and dealing with facts on the land in a practical way, so the Syrian government is ready to stop clashes in the areas where Syrian gunmen exist to achieve national reconciliations if the gunmen abandon their weapons,” al-Jaafari added.