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8 August 2012 - Syria/Ministerial meeting at the Security Council (August 30)

Statement by the Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

As president of the UN Security Council, France will organize a ministerial meeting in New York on August 30 dealing with the situation in Syria. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will lead that session.

By meeting with its Security Council partners, France wants to demonstrate its support for the Syrian people, its growing concern over regional stability, and the importance it attributes to a democratic, pluralistic system. While the clashes continue and refugee flows are larger each day, this meeting will essentially be devoted to examining the humanitarian situation in Syria and neighboring countries. It will take place after the foreign minster’s visit to the region.

Despite the divisions that have prevailed in recent months, the Security Council cannot remain silent in the face of the tragedy playing out in Syria.

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