Q - Russia is calling on the UN and the international community to help rebuild Syria and to provide more humanitarian aid for civilian populations. Do you think the Syrian government and Russia have checked off all the boxes required by France to move forward?
A - Access to humanitarian aid for civilian populations in need is an absolute necessity and one of France’s demands in its dialogue on Syria with all of its partners.
We will continue our dialogue with Russia to ensure the safe, complete, unconditional and unhindered delivery of aid.
As for reconstruction, France and its European partners have expressed themselves clearly. There can be no sustainable reconstruction without clear political prospects and without the return of refugees and displaced populations. These conditions have not yet been met.