Syria – United Nations – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria (December 15, 2016)

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, met with Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, on December 15.

Jean-Marc Ayrault and Staffan de Mistura discussed the disastrous humanitarian situation in Aleppo as well as the actions that the international community must take in order to ensure the safe evacuation of the civilian populations and deployment of humanitarian assistance.

We reaffirm that there are three urgent priorities in Syria:

  • the implementation of a cessation of hostilities at the national level and immediate, full, safe and unrestricted humanitarian access to all people in need;
  • the resumption of negotiations on a political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communiqué and UNSCR 2254;
  • the relentless pursuit of the fight against terrorism.