The Foreign Ministry of Russia announced that the UN Security Council resolution 2585 on extending the mechanism for delivering humanitarian aid to Syria across borders includes several provisions that are of primary importance to deal with the comprehensive needs of the Syrians and improve the economic and social situation in the country.
In a statement published on the Foreign Ministry website, Russia affirmed that resolution 2585 can improve the economic situation in Syria, as it “recognizes the urgent need to expand humanitarian activity by implementing early reconstruction projects that include water, electricity, education, health and housing construction.”
The Ministry indicated that the resolution welcomes the initiatives of relevant humanitarian organizations, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, and appeals to the international community and specialized agencies to support it.
It pointed out that the resolution pays special attention to the negative impact of the Covid pandemic, which has adverse effects on the situation of the Syrians. “The United Nations should react towards this per the call of the United Nations Secretary-General to ease unilateral sanctions on Syria”, it added.
The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed hope that the impartial and honest implementation of the resolution will allow for serious improvements of the humanitarian situation in Syria.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Faisal al-Mekdad, affirmed that the adoption of Resolution 2585 in its current form is an achievement because it included all aspects that Western countries refused to address, and stresses the delivery of humanitarian aid from inside Syria, not only from the crossings.
He expressed Syria’s satisfaction with the Russian-Chinese effort to restrict Western and Turkish aid to terrorists.
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