KUWAIT: Kuwaiti diplomats have acted diligently and continuously throughout the night for passing a United Nations Security Council’s resolution to address the humanitarian situation in Syria, the Deputy Foreign Minister said yesterday. In a statement answering a question about the State of Kuwait efforts regarding the draft UNSC resolution on the humanitarian situation in Syria, Khaled Al-Jarallah said the Kuwaiti diplomatic efforts pursued till dawn for trying to reach a consensus at the Security Council to enforce a full-scale cease-fire for 30 days for enabling relief teams deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate the injured.
In line with instructions by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, “we held contacts till the dawn hours with our permanent delegate at the United Nations in New York in coordination with our friends in the Kingdom of Sweden who share us adoption of the draft resolution on the humanitarian situation in Syria.”
Jarallah indicated that the humanitarian situation became direr in light of the events in Eastern Ghouta where hundreds of people were killed and wounded in continuing bombardment. There have been tremendous and continuing efforts between the State of Kuwait delegation, the Kingdom of Sweden with the permanent and non-permanent members of the Security Council, particularly the friends in Federal Russia, Jarallah said.
“Throughout these consultations we had at times approached consensus and at other times did not,” he said. “However, we maintained our resolve to reach such concord thus the consultations resulted in delaying voting till Saturday noon in the last bid to reach the aspired accord.” – KUNA