July 15, 2020

Spain reiterates its support for the United Nations-led negotiation to resolve the conflict in Syria



In a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation, the Executive has reported that it has participated on Tuesday in the fourth conference in support of Syria and the region, held in Brussels electronically and co-chaired by the European Union and the United Nations.

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean, Cristina Gallach, has expressed Spain’s support for the negotiation led by the United Nations in its search for a solution, which “can only be political”, she defended. In addition, she has highlighted the work of the special envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Geir O. Pedersen, who will convene the next meeting of the Constitutional Committee.

The Secretary of State has announced that Spain will allocate 10.8 million euros in humanitarian and development aid to Syria and the region until 2022, in addition to the 22 million euros already committed last year for the Facility Program for refugees from Turkey in 2020. He also pointed out that Spain had fulfilled what was promised at the Brussels III conference.

After nine years of civil conflict in Syria, the Brussels IV Conference has highlighted the great international concern about the situation in the country, with special emphasis on women and children. Particular attention has been paid to the refugee population and to the impact its presence is having on neighboring host countries, especially in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.

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