Kuwait FM heads delegation to Syrian conf. in Brussels

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah headed, Tuesday, Kuwait’s delegation participating in the fifth edition of the Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ held online.

During the meeting, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah delivered a speech saying that through the past ten years, Syrian people suffered many violations and practices against human rights and international laws causing huge human suffering.

The Syrian refugee crisis is considered the largest crisis in the world, as there are about 5.6 million registered Syrian refugees in the region and about 6.2 million displaced inside Syria, he said.

Kuwait believes that the situation in Syria has become more complicated due to the interference of external parties and difficulties facing the peace talks sponsored by the UN, the Foreign Minister added.

Sheikh Al-Sabah expressed hope of conference outcomes, which will contribute in alleviating the suffering of Syrian people, especially since the absence of a political solution calls to find a peaceful one that ends the Syrian conflict.

In this regard, the State of Kuwait reiterates that military solution is not a resolve to the Syrian crisis, where the only effective solution is a comprehensive political one in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and Declaration of Geneva 1/2012.

The pledge announced at 2019 Brussels Conference, amounting USD 300 million for a period of three years (2019, 2020, 2021), is being implemented, and committed to fulfilling stated commitments for 2021, he stressed.

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah concluded with hope on current conference outcomes that will provide noticeable results that will contribute in achieving sustainable peace and true reconciliation between Syrian people.

Source: Kuwait News Agency