UN Security Council Unanimously Adopts Syrian Peace Plan Roadmap

The 15-member Security Council approves resolution outlining a peace process in Syria after nearly five years of devastating war

The UN Security Council Friday unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a ceasefire and political settlement to the crisis in Syria.

Resolution 2254 states that the Syrian people are the only ones who may determine the future of their country without any foreign interference. Terrorist organizations will not be permitted to engage in the political process.

The resolution also calls for the UN to hold negotiations between delegations of the Syrian government and the opposition in January 2016.

Meanwhile, Syria’s UN ambassador Bashar al-Jaafari reiterated that the Syrian government is ready to actively participate in any genuine effort to reach a political solution.

“The Syrian government is open to any initiatives or true efforts to help the country get out of the crisis,” Jaafari said in a statement at the UN Security Council session.

Jaafari added the meeting was an important step in combating terrorism through the adoption of resolution 2253, calling for a “reading [of] the situation in Syria in an objective and true way instead of adopting stances that lead to an escalation in the crisis, prolonging it and increasing chaos and terrorism.”

“Having any political track succeed requires the participation of the Syrian government in it as a main partner, so it is very important to coordinate and cooperate with the Syrian government on different points related to this track.”

“[T]he Syrian government is ready to stop clashes in the areas where Syrian gunmen exist to achieve national reconciliations if the gunmen abandon their weapons,” Jaafari added.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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