UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated on Tuesday that there could be no military solution to the decades-old conflict in Syria, while lamenting that the country is developing into a state of “neither war nor peace”.
Before representatives of the organization’s 193 member states, Mr. Guterres said, “We must make a political compromise according to Security Council resolution 2254 adopted in 2015.”
For that, a first step should involve “credible progress” within the Constitutional Committee to implement Resolution 2254’s call for the development of a new constitution, to allow free and fair elections to be held under the supervision of the United Nations. And for the participation of all Syrians, including members of the diaspora.
The United Nations chief recalled in this regard that his Special Envoy to Syria had already convened five sessions of the Constitutional Committee, noting that his expectations had not been met. “More importantly, they have failed to meet the expectations of the Syrian people,” he said.
“That is why I fully support the call of our Special Envoy that the Sixth Session should be distinct from the previous objectives, clear objectives, credible working methods, enhanced cooperation with the co-chairs and future action plans”, Secretary Said normal.
According to him, meaningful work within the Constitutional Committee “may eventually begin to build trust and move away from the current level of mistrust”. And to believe that it can begin to open the door to “a broader political process and a necessary compromise”.
However, “the United Nations cannot move forward alone, nor the Syrian,” Guterres said, adding that “the problem is not in their hands only”.
“Ultimately, many foreign armed forces, even if they have different positions, are carrying out military operations in Syria,” he said.
The UN chief, however, said he was convinced that “mutual and mutual measures by Syrian parties could open up the direction of a solution between the main international stakeholders on the full set of issues described in Security Council Resolution 2254”. To struggle.