The representative of China calls for increased humanitarian aid to Syria to lift economic sanctions
Xinhua News Agency, United Nations, 14 Nov (Reporter Wang Jiangang) Zhang Jun, permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, called on the international community to step up humanitarian relief to Syria at a public meeting of the Security Council on the humanitarian issue in Syria on 14 November. We will lift economic sanctions on them, promote the return of refugees and displaced persons to their homes, and support the Syrian government in its post-war reconstruction.
Zhang Jun said that the international community should provide adequate funds and resources to the United Nations to ensure the provision of humanitarian supplies to people in need throughout Syria. In order to improve the living conditions of the Syrian people from the root causes, efforts must be made to improve the Syrian economic situation, help promote the safe and voluntary return of Syrian refugees, and support the Syrian government in repairing and rebuilding housing, livelihood, medical and educational facilities. Clearance of explosive remnants of war such as mines.
Zhang Jun said: it is necessary to earnestly respect and safeguard Syria's sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity, and resolve the issue through political and diplomatic means. A political solution is not only the only realistic way out of the Syrian crisis, but also the fundamental means to improve the humanitarian situation in Syria.
Zhang Jun said: we should consolidate the existing achievements in combating terrorism and continue to unify standards and combat terrorism in all its forms in accordance with the relevant Security Council resolutions and international law. The eradication of terrorist forces is a necessary security condition for the Syrian people to resume a peaceful and orderly life.
He said that cross-border humanitarian assistance is a special way of relief adopted under specific circumstances, and the Security Council should consider it in the light of the latest situation. The relevant actions should be supervised by the United Nations throughout the process, increase transparency, and strengthen coordination with the Syrian government. Ensure that only humanitarian supplies enter the country and effectively prevent aid from falling into the hands of terrorist organizations and illegal armed forces.
Zhang Jun stressed that at present, there are still a large number of people in Syria in need of humanitarian aid. As a result of years of conflict, Syrian infrastructure has been dilapidated and faced with difficulties such as insufficient food and inadequate medicine. Military operations in northeastern Syria have exacerbated the vulnerability of the humanitarian situation. Ongoing conflicts also have a negative impact on humanitarian operations. With winter approaching, the United Nations and humanitarian agencies should be prepared to effectively improve the living conditions of the Syrian people.