The resolution on the ceasefire in Syria was adopted on the afternoon of 24th February, following a unanimous vote by the 15 members of the Security Council, with the active participation of the diplomatic representation from Equatorial Guinea. Through this significant achievement for the region, our country took part, for the first time since becoming a member of the highest decision-making body, in votes without the obstruction of a veto, the fruits of efforts and collective commitment to strengthen the hope for peace in the world, by member States.
Following various negotiations carried out by member States, with regards to the critical situation observed recently in Syria, where the civil population, women and children, are becoming victims as a consequence of the confrontations, urgent meeting number 8188 held by the Security Council allowed the Presidency to introduce the preliminary agreements which were the purpose of the meeting, and open a sequence of votes so that the five permanent members and the non-permanent members could decide on the immediate future of Syria.
They voted unanimously in favour of an immediate ceasefire, which will help to restore normality to the area.
Equatorial Guinea, which once again took an active part in the debates at the UN headquarters, had already pointed out the compelling need for dialogue as a clear alternative for emerging from the crisis in the country, through the speeches given by its ambassadors.
Specifically, Anatolio Ndong Mba, Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, Amparo Mele Colifa, ministerial advisers and advisers, together with the personnel in general, were present at the meeting marked by intense negotiations, in compliance with the proposal made by our country to serve the world in favour of peace and stability.
Following the votes, the Equatorial Guinea permanent mission intervened during the speeches, praising the adoption of the resolution on the ceasefire in Syria, and then calling of the United Nations and parties involved in the conflict to do everything necessary with respect to saving human lives, thus relieving the long suffering endured by the population. “Shame from which all the members of the Security Council will be spared if the ceasefire soon come into force effectively, and humanitarian aid begins to reach the affected population in the next few days”, said our country.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea