European envoys reiterate support for Pederson’s efforts to reach a political solution in Syria
The envoys of the countries “France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America” to Syria declared their “unwavering” support for the efforts of the United Nations Special Envoy Geir Pederson to reach a political solution in Syria, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
Following their meeting in Geneva, the envoys said in a joint statement that they expressed their firm commitment to the implementation of all aspects of Security Council resolution 2254, including a nationwide ceasefire, the release of any arbitrarily detained persons and the holding of free and fair elections.
The statement stressed the need to create conditions for the safe, dignified and voluntary return of refugees and internally displaced persons, consistent with United Nations standards, and noted that Security Council resolution 2254 “remains the only viable solution to the conflict in Syria.”
The Security Council held a meeting yesterday, at which UN officials other than Pederson and Ghada Mudawi reported on the political and humanitarian situation in Syria.