India emphasizes the role of outside elements in spreading terror in Syria in UN Security Council

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The Indian representative said the ceasefire agreement in Daura is a welcome development, but highlighted concerns with the overall situation in Syria.

New York: India at the United Nations brought to the fore the role of outside actors responsible for the emergence of terror groups including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sha.

“We have pointed to the involvement of outside elements in Syria and its impact on the development of terrorism in both Syria and the region. Designated terrorist groups such as ISIL and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham continue to gain strength in Syria,” the United Nations said. Srinivas Gotru, Joint Secretary (United Nations Economic and Social) in the Security Council, said during the briefing on Syria.

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“The Constitutional Committee was constituted almost two years back and the process of drafting the Constitution needs to be initiated. The efforts of the last two years have made it clear that outside influence is the major obstacle hindering progress on the political track. is,” he added.

He called upon “all outside actors to refrain from adversely affecting the parties concerned.”

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Gotru said the ceasefire agreement in Da’ara is a welcome event, but highlighted concerns with the overall situation in Syria.

“On the security front, the ceasefire agreement in Da’ara is a welcome development. However, we are concerned with the overall situation in Syria, including in the North-East and North-West. A nationwide comprehensive ceasefire is of paramount importance to the interests of the Syrian people. ,” They said.

First published:September 29, 2021, 4:25 pm

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