Kuwait calls for full implementation of UNSC resolution on Syria ceasefire

Four days after its unanimous adoption, the UN Security Council resolution No. 2401 which called for a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria have not been implemented even partially, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi has lamented.

The resolution was only a first step toward improving the humanitarian situation in Syria, Al-Otaibi said at a UN Security Council session on Syria Wednesday.

He underlined the need for doing all in power to ensure full and immediate implementation of the resolution without day “to alleviate the suffering of our brothers in Syria and protect civilians”.

He called on all parties of the conflict to abide by international humanitarian law and to comply with the provisions of resolution 2401, which aimed at easing the daily suffering of the Syrian people.

He urged UNSC member states to press warring parties in Syria to implement the UN resolution.

He vowed to follow-up to the implementation of the resolution and demanded a briefing from the United Nations Secretariat on the warring parties’ adherence to the resolution 15 days after its adoption.

On February 24, the UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution presented by Kuwait and Sweden for a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria.

Source: Kuwait News Agency