Lavrov: Intl. community must work to end Syrian humanitarian crisis
The Russian and Jordanian Foreign Ministers meet in Amman to discuss the difficult humanitarian situation in Syria.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the international community must put into effect the mechanism of assistance to Syria in order to improve the country's ongoing humanitarian crisis.
In connection with his Middle Eastern journey, which will also take him to the United Arab Emirates, Lavrov arrived in Jordan on Wednesday and met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi, in Amman.
According to Lavrov, the two "noted the need to intensify international assistance to Damascus in order to alleviate the humanitarian situation and implement early recovery projects in accordance with the Security Council resolution, which was adopted in July this year and which is still little taken into account by international donors."
In addition, the parties reiterated their shared stance in favor of Syria's national integrity, sovereignty, and unity, Lavrov said.
Aboul Gheit: League must find way for Syria to reengage in Arab world
The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, called, on Tuesday, for a settlement of the "crisis in Syria, closing the page of the past, with its pain, and seeking a new situation" that would allow Damascus to return to its involvement in the League.
This came in his speech during the 21st Arab Summit, which started in Algeria on Tuesday evening and will last for two days.
Aboul Gheit explained that developments in Syria "still require a pioneering Arab effort and an initiative that puts the Arab footprint on the map in terms of settling the crisis in this important Arab country."
It is noteworthy that the Arab League suspended Syria's membership in November 2011.
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