Statement by Mr. Alain Juppé, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
I welcome this evening’s adoption by the UN General Assembly of the resolution on Syria.
137 States, including all those that voted in favor of Morocco’s draft resolution at the Security Council on February 4, are lending massive and unequivocal support to the Syrian people, the Arab League and the only initiative that will allow Syria to peacefully resolve the crisis.
For 11 months now, the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people have been brutally crushed. Today, the international community is demanding that the Damascus regime put an end to the massacres, that it uphold its international commitments and that it implement the Arab League’s political transition plan.
France believes that this marks a new step toward ending the suffering of the Syrian people. Together with our partners, we will do everything possible in all forums to ensure the full implementation of this resolution. The first meeting in Tunis of the Friends of Syria group will be devoted to this concern.
Following the deadlock at the Security Council as a result of the veto, everyone must draw the consequences of this exemplary mobilization by the United Nations.
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