Equatorial Guinea will support and join any initiative aimed at putting an end to the suffering of the Syrian people

Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations , Tue, Mar 27, 2018

by José Enzeñ Obiang

The largest decision-making body of the UN, has refocused its work agenda for this Tuesday in the difficult situation that persists in States such as Somalia and the DRC, where having listened to the motions of appreciation of the representatives of these countries for the efforts deployed by the organization in its constant search for peace, has voted two draft resolutions, each of which has obtained 15 votes in favor, aimed at ratifying the Commitment of all States involved to the tasks of search for solution, to continue working for the cause of restoring normalcy in these countries.

With regard to the DRC, the draft resolution voted unanimously refers to the continuity of the work of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, until the holding of the Presidential elections in December, as it is a decisive moment for this country, as the members of the Council have pointed out during their orientations.

The third meeting of the day has had, in its agenda, the situation in Syria. A meeting in which after countries such as the United States, Bolivia, the Russian Federation, Poland, Ethiopia and others have presented their recommendations, Equatorial Guinea has first thanked the convocation as very important, lamented the increase in violence in Uta Oriental, Damascus, Idlib and other regions to the rhythm of the contempt of the 30-day armistice decreed by the Security Council to carry out humanitarian work, and despite the negotiations of the UN team on the ground.

In this regard, our country has indicated that the increase in tension in Syria between government forces and rebel groups will only worsen and aggravate the situation. Therefore, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea will support and join any initiative aimed at putting an end to the suffering of the Syrian people, bearing in mind that the common objective should be to alleviate and put an end to this situation, taking into account that the civilians need health and humanitarian assistance, said Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba, accompanied by the First Permanent Representative, Job Oniang Esono Mbengono.


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