UN Security Council adopts resolution demanding cease-fire in Syria

UN Security Council meeting in New York, US (Photo: VNA) Resolution 2401 demands an immediate cease-fire for “a durable humanitarian pause for at least 30 consecutive days throughout Syria” to enable the safe, unimpeded and sustained delivery of humanitarian aid and services and medical evacuations of the critically sick and wounded. It demands all parties engage immediately to ensure full and comprehensive implementation of the humanitarian pause. Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu on Saturday called for the full implementation of the resolution. He commended the unity of the council over the issue and said China is keen for this council to remain united as well as to forge a consensus on the Syrian issue, push for Syrian parties to consolidate the momentum for cease-fire, strengthen cooperation on combating terrorist groups, advance the process of political settlement, and play a constructive role in maintaining peace and security in Syria as well as across the region. Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, said that Russia prefered the cease-fire to start immediately and added that he would like to encourage the parties to work for it, to engage in the implementation.

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