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The United Arab Emirates demands that the aid file in Syria not be politicized

The United Arab Emirates demands that the aid file in Syria not be politicized

New York (Union)

Yesterday, the United Arab Emirates called on the member states of the United Nations to give long-term priority to the Syrian file in all its aspects in order to achieve stability, prosperity and peace for the fraternal Syrian people and end the humanitarian crisis. .
In this context, it urged the UAE to focus on the humanitarian need of this file and not to politicize it, considering the needs of all Syrians, without any other considerations, when discussing the end of the cross-border aid delivery mechanism next January. .
In a statement before the General Assembly at its seventy-sixth session entitled “Strengthening the United Nations System”, the Government welcomed the adoption of Security Council Resolution No. 2642 as a compromise solution.
The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2642 on July 12, extending a UN mandate to bring cross-border aid to Syria for six months only.
The decision was taken after intense negotiations, during which the main debate was “the length of the mandate of the mechanism”.
In a statement, Shad Mather, spokesman for the UAE delegation, said, “The UAE participated in the negotiations in a constructive manner as the ten elected members took a firm and unified position in implementing the mandate of the Council. , this carefully crafted decision reflects the Council’s commitment to respond to humanitarian needs and ensure that relief aid reaches all those in need in all parts of Syria and through all channels.
Mather said: “While we would like to extend this mechanism for twelve months, this decision includes important additions that provide the basis for a long-term and large-scale response to the humanitarian situation, such as the intensification of early relief efforts, including the provision of electricity to Syrians with one of the basic humanitarian needs that have been disrupted.”
General Assembly Resolution No. aimed at promoting transparency in the work of the Security Council acting on behalf of all members of the United Arab Emirates. He expressed the appreciation of the United Arab Emirates for holding this meeting within the framework of the mechanism established by 262/76. Countries.
In a speech before the Security Council following the adoption of the resolution on July 12, the UAE stressed the need for the international community to continue its efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people and ensure they are provided with all basic services. Reflects emergency needs on the ground, including intensifying early recovery plans. , especially with poor food and health crises around the world.
He expressed hope that this momentum would be built especially next January to achieve stability, prosperity and peace for the fraternal Syrian people in particular and the Arab world in general.

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