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UAE calls for ‘immediate truce’ in Ghouta

Ministry of Foreign Affairs also stressed importance of allowing humanitarian aid to reach people in need

Gulf News

Dubai: The UAE has expressed its deep concern at the escalation of violence and its repercussions on the humanitarian situation and the safety of civilians in the eastern region of Ghouta, Syria.

In a statement today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called for an immediate truce to protect the lives of civilians.

The UAE’s voice joins other international calls for an immediate truce, the statement said, adding that Syria has suffered enough through severe conflict and the systematic targeting of civilians and cannot bear more bloodshed.

The Ministry stressed the need to allow access for humanitarian aid to reach the wounded to provide medical treatment and food.

The only solution to the Syrian crisis is the Geneva-based political solution, th statement read, adding an appeal to all parties to activate this political process.

It also expressed its deep concern over foreign interference on the ground, which violates Syrian sovereignty and aggravates the crisis, renewing its calls for an end to the bloodshed that has torn the country, its social fabric and institutions and threatening its unity.

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