Kuwait, Germany, Belgium urge UNSC to adopt Idlib ceasefire resolution

NEW YORK, German Ambassador to the UN Christoph Heusgen on Thursday appealed to all UN Security Council (UNSC) members to vote for the draft resolution formulated by the co-penholders for the Syria humanitarian file – Kuwait, Germany and Belgium – on an immediate ceasefire in Idlib, northwest of Syria.

Standing beside Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi and Belgium’s envoy to the UNSC, Heusgen said in statements to reporters that taking a measure by the UNSC on Idlib is a common responsibility.

He added that the UN warned several times that the situation in Idlib could pose the worst humanitarian crisis in the 21st century.

The draft resolution called on all parties to halt immediately all hostile acts starting from December 21 at 12:00 noon (local time) to avoid further deterioration of humanitarian situation in Idlib.

The UNSC is set to begin voting on the draft resolution later in the day.

Ambassador Al-Otaibi announced at the end of August that the co-penholders for the Syria humanitarian file- Kuwait, Belgium and Germany, submitted a draft resolution to the UNSC on Idlib.

He said they would working with all UNSC members to approve this bill so as to put an end to the deterioration of humanitarian situations in Idlib.

Source: Kuwait News Agency