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Turkey, Russia, Qatar push for political decision in Syria

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Foreign ministers additionally reaffirm a dedication to Syria’s ‘sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity’.

Turkey, Russia and Qatar are making a joint try to advertise a political answer to Syria’s 10-year battle, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated.

“Today we launched a new trilateral consultation process,” Cavusoglu stated on Thursday after talks in Doha with Russian and Qatari international ministers. “Our goal is to discuss how we can contribute to efforts towards a lasting political solution in Syria.”

All three ministers emphasised of their assembly that the one answer to the battle, wherein a whole lot of hundreds of individuals have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced, was not a navy answer, however a political settlement according to United Nations resolutions, he stated.

In a joint assertion after the talks, the ministers additionally reaffirmed their dedication to “preserving the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity” of Syria.

Turkey and Qatar have backed fighters who sought to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whereas Moscow supplied navy help which helped al-Assad seize again a lot of the nation.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated the three international locations weren’t looking for to switch efforts which Turkey, Russia and Iran had collectively been making since 2017 to scale back combating in Syria and focus on a political answer.

“I can only welcome Qatar’s desire to make its contribution to creating the conditions for overcoming the current tragic situation in Syria,” he stated.

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Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani stated the ministers had additionally mentioned mechanisms for delivering humanitarian help throughout the entire of Syria, including “there is a crucial need to lessen the suffering of the Syrians”.

He stated the explanations for Syria’s suspension from the Arab League in 2011 stay, whereas Cavusoglu stated current worldwide engagement with al-Assad’s authorities hindered efforts for a political answer by giving it extra legitimacy.

In their nine-point joint assertion, the ministers urged UN businesses and the World Health Organization to prioritise COVID-19 vaccinations inside Syria and to “enhance” efforts for delivering humanitarian help.

Cavusoglu stated Turkey would host the following spherical of the talks.

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