Chinese Ambassador in Damascus: economic sanctions on Syria illegitimate , hinder the refugees’ return to their homeland
Damascus – China’s Ambassador to Syria, Feng Biao, stressed that the continued economic sanctions on Syria is illegitimate and they obstruct the refugees’ return to their homeland , referring that the return of refugees is significant for Syria and the International community has to contribute to reconstructing Syrians’ homeland.
Delivering a speech during the opening of the International Conference on the Return of Syrian Refugees, the Ambassador clarified that China is consistently committed to Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and it exerted tireless efforts to push the political solution to the crisis in Syria forwards.
He added that his country pays close attention to the issue of the Syrian refugees as it provided nearly $ 130 million of assistance through bilateral and multinational channels and it will continue standing by the Syrians side and working with the international community along with exerting efforts towards the political solution in Syria.
“The refugees issue is not only deep injuries for Syria , but it also constitutes huge burdens on the host countries ,so solving this issue and helping the refugees return to their homeland in addition to the reconstruction are issues that represent the aspiration of all Syrians and they come along with the joint interest of the states of the region and International Community” , the ambassador said.
He added that the political solution to the crisis in Syria constitutes a significant guarantee for solving the refugees’ crisis and this solution must be Syrian and led by the Syrians themselves without any foreign interference based on Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Chinese Ambassador stressed that uprooting terrorism in Syria represents a significant condition to solving the issue of refugees and the international community has to unify efforts in eliminating the terrorist groups.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)https://syrianewsgazette.com/chinese-ambassador-in-damascus-economic-sanctions-on-syria-illegitimate-hinder-the-refugees-return-to-their-homeland/Business