Arab Foreign Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Syria's Sovereignty, Unity

Arab Foreign Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Syria's Sovereignty, Unity

Cairo - information office - March 08
Arab foreign ministers reaffirmed the firm commitment to preserve the sovereignty, territorial integrity and stability of Syria based on the Arab League Charter and its principles.

The State of Qatar participated in the meeting with a delegation led by HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi.

In a resolution on developments in Syria at the end of the 149th session of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level, the ministers stressed the firm position that the only possible solution to the Syrian crisis is the political solution based on the participation of all the Syrian parties so as to meet the aspirations of the Syrian people in accordance with Geneva I declaration and the resolutions and statements issued in this regard, particularly Security Council Resolution 2254, and supporting U.N. efforts in convening the Geneva meetings to reach a political settlement.

As for developments in Yemen, the ministers stressed the commitment to preserve the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the country and to reject any interference in its internal affairs.

They urged all Yemeni factions, forces and political parties to resolve differences through dialogue and refrain from engaging in political disputes that negatively affect the chances of overcoming the challenges of the current critical stage.

The Arab foreign ministers stressed the commitment to the unity and sovereignty of Libya and its territorial integrity, rejecting foreign intervention of any kind.

They expressed support for the efforts and measures taken by the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord to maintain security, undermine the activity of terrorist groups and extend the sovereignty of the state throughout its territory in order to protect its borders and preserve its resources.

The ministers condemned the repeated attacks by Israeli officials and settlers on Al Aqsa Mosque under the support and protection of the Israeli occupation government, warning that any harm to the mosque will have serious consequences for international peace and security.

They affirmed support for the peace plan presented by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Security Council on Feb. 20 and working with international parties to establish a multilateral international mechanism under the auspices of the United Nations to sponsor the peace process, and to convene an international conference to relaunch the peace process according to a timeframe and based on the resolutions of international legitimacy and the principle of land for peace and the two-state solution on the basis of 1967 borders.