PARIS, Jan. 22, 2018
France on Sunday urged the Turkish authorities to “act with restraint” on the situation in Syria in a difficult context “where the humanitarian situation is deteriorating in several regions of Syria”, the French Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday in a statement.
France “underlines the priority importance of completing the mission of the International Coalition against Daesh and recalls the need to create, on the ground, the conditions necessary for the stabilization of Syria and a lasting political solution, alone. to guarantee the security of the Syrian people as neighbors of Syria, “the ministry said.
At the same time, France called for the immediate opening of Eastern Ghouta, “where 400,000 besieged civilians are in a critical situation, “the ministry said.
“Given recent developments on the ground, France, “asks for an urgent meeting of the Security Council on the situation in Syria,” the ministry said.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian held talks by phone on Sunday morning with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu. The two ministers discussed the situation in Syria, particularly the ongoing developments in Afrin, Idlib and Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, according to the same source.