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No military solution for Syria, no alternative to political solution – joint statement

WASHINGTON, The Foreign Ministers and representatives of the US, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UK reiterated Wednesday that there is “no military solution for Syria and no alternative to a political solution.” “There is no military solution for Syria and no alternative to a political solution, thus there is a concerted need for diplomacy and international political will to end the Syrian conflict and alleviate the continued suffering of the Syrian people,” they stressed in a joint statement.

They affirmed “in the strongest terms that those who seek to destabilize the region or seek a military solution will only succeed in increasing the risk of a dangerous escalation and wider conflagration in the region.” They affirmed their determination “to focus our efforts and move forward with a political solution consistent with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.” “We reiterate our support for the United Nations and UN Special Envoy for Syria (Geir) Pedersen’s efforts.

We underscore the Office of the UN Special Envoy’s clear mandate from the Secretary-General and the UN Security Council to move forward with these objectives and encourage all sides to engage substantively to end the Syrian conflict,” the stressed.

This came as the Foreign Ministers and representatives of the seven countries met here to continue their work “in support of the UN’s efforts to achieve a political solution to the conflict in Syria on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2254.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency

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