Egypt confirms commitment to resolving Syrian crisis - Sisi
By Ashraf Sadek:
PRESIDENT Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi yesterday repeated Egypt's call on the international community to find a comprehensive and permanent political solution to the Syrian crisis, to end the unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the war-torn Arab country.
President Sisi, who said that Syria’s state structure and territorial integrity must remain intact while the legitimate aspirations of the Syrians to achieve their aims and ambitions are upheld, re-emphasised Egypt's full commitment to supporting any endeavour by the UN to resolve the Syrian crisis.
President Sisi also urged the international community to unify its efforts to end the Syrian crisis and the spread of terrorism on its soil and said that terrorism was a threat that endangered Syria's neighbouring countries and the whole world.
During his meeting with the UN Special Envoy to Syria Mr Staffan de Mistura, President Sisi said that Egypt would continue to offer every possible assistance to protect Syria's sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity as well as the promotion of a political settlement to the Syrian crisis.
“Egypt will spare no effort to help its brotherly Syrian people stop their suffering and achieve their goal to restore security and stability to their country,” President Sisi said.
He also pledged that Egypt would intensify its contacts with international community members to reach a permanent solution to the crisis in accordance with all the related resolutions pertaining to that matter.
The Sisi-de Mistura meeting covered the latest developments in the Syrian scene, Presidency Spokesman Ambassador Bassam Radi said.
Ambassador Radi added that President Sisi had also stressed the importance of resuming the UN-sponsored efforts, which aimed at finding a political solution to end the Syrian crisis in accordance with the international resolutions in that regard.
He said that Mr de Mistura praised Cairo’s important role in the efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis, as well as Egypt’s key role in preserving peace, stability and security in the Middle East.
Mr de Mistura also said that he was looking forward to intensifying co-operation and consultations between Egypt and the UN in order to resolve the Syrian crisis through peaceful means, Ambassador Radi said.
“Egypt has international and regional political weight that can enable it play a vital role in resolving the Syrian crisis,” Mr De Mistura said.
He warned that the continuation of the Syrian crisis has had serious repercussions on regional and international security in addition to its destructive effects, which have left thousands of Syrians either dead, or displaced as refugees.