Minister welcomes Russia-US agreement on Syria truce

Syria – Russia-US agreement for a truce in Syria – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 10 September 2016

I welcome the Russia-US agreement for a truce in Syria. It is now crucial for this agreement to be fully implemented and honoured, particularly by the regime and its supporters.

Aerial bombardments and attacks on civilians must stop, humanitarian access must be ensured for the benefit of all the people under siege, and Aleppo’s suffering must stop.

It is under these conditions that the agreement can pave the way for a political settlement, which is the only possible outcome. I welcome, in this respect, the moderate opposition’s responsible commitment.

France is continuing its consultations at the Security Council so that the intolerable use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and Daesh [so-called ISIL], confirmed by the JIM [Joint Investigative Mechanism] report, is condemned and punished./.

Published on 15/09/2016

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