Foreign Minister: Saudi Arabia will provide $ 100 million to alleviate the suffering of brotherly Syrian people

Brussels, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir announced that the Kingdom will provide $ 100 million through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre to alleviate the suffering of brotherly Syrian people.This came during his parti...

Brussels, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir announced that the Kingdom will provide $ 100 million through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre to alleviate the suffering of brotherly Syrian people.

This came during his participation today in the conference to support the future of Syria and the region held in the Belgian capital Brussels, pointing out that the convening of this international meeting comes in the wake of the terrible crime that took place in the city of Douma in the eastern Ghouta in Syria, which claimed the lives of civilians and innocent women and children.

"The world is facing a regime allied with terrorist militias who believe that spreading atrocities and committing crimes will bring victory to it, and that war crimes are bearing fruit. In addition to bombing civilians with explosive barrels, the policies of starvation and siege, ethnic and sectarian cleansing and the demographic change of Syrian cities and towns, its use of chemical weapons have shocked the entire world.

He explained that the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and peaceful solution and that Saudi Arabia has sought to find peaceful solutions to the Syrian crisis since its inception and worked with brothers and friends to avoid the human tragedy we are experiencing today.

He pointed out that the Kingdom called for the implementation of the international resolutions, particularly the Geneva 1 and Security Council Resolution 2254, in order to meet the rights and demands of the Syrian people in a unified, civil state in which security and stability for all sectors and components are based on citizenship. The reconstruction of Syria will only take place through a serious political process leading to a political transition stage that will be the subject of international consensus and represent the internal Syrian consensus.

He highlighted the role of the Kingdom in unifying the ranks of the Syrian opposition and encouraging them to speak with one voice. After the Riyadh 1 Conference in 2015, the Kingdom hosted the Riyadh 2 conference for the Syrian opposition in November 2017 which succeeded in unifying the opposition in all its spectrums and formations and the formation of a unified delegation to it, through the negotiating body of the Syrian opposition, which formed the reference for the opposition in the rounds of negotiations held since that date, which is still showing positive cooperation witnessed by all and was praised by the United Nations, indicating that the continued Syrian regime and intransigence prevented achieving progress in the Geneva negotiations.

Minister Adel Al-Jubeir affirmed the support of the Kingdom for the efforts of UN Secretary General's envoy Stephan de Mistura to resume the negotiating process between the Syrian parties in Geneva to find solutions based on the Geneva Declaration and related international resolutions.

"The Kingdom hopes that the agreements endorsed by the international resolutions on the ceasefire and the delivery of humanitarian aid to its beneficiaries will be implemented throughout Syria, regardless of their ethnic, religious, sectarian or political affiliations, and calls for the speedy release of detainees and abductees and clarifying the situation of those absent. It also renews its demand to punish individuals and institutions for the crimes of war and to prevent their impunity.

Source: Saudi press Agency