Equatorial Guinea backs serious dialogue to end war in Syria

On 4th April, representatives from the fifteen member States of the Security Council once again attended a session on the Arab Republic of Syria, in order to put together agreements leading to a hypothetical approach between the two conflicting parties.

The situation facing Syria continues to fill pages in United Nations diaries. Under the presidency of Peru, the large powers presented initiatives which would facilitate understanding between the government’s army and the rebel forces, as the civil population continues to pay for the havoc of this devastating war with its lives.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, as an active part of the council since joining in January, recalled, through its Ambassador, Anatolio Ndong Mba, the resolution adopted in 2013, urging the warring sides in the country to immediately carry out the destruction of all their reserves of chemical weapons.

As a State within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Equatorial Guinea has not hesitated to point out that the positions adopted among the members of the council with the capability to influence the parties in the conflict show that the end of chemical weapons in Syria,and in the world, depends on an inclusive political agreement; as such, without clear international consensus, there is a risk that the conflict will endure, with all its direct and collateral consequences.

Our country also insisted on the need for the Security Council to put an end to this situation, as the use of chemical weapons in Syria is a clear threat to international peace and security.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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