Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister, Sedat Onal, said that the international community has a joint responsibility to end the tragedy of the Syrians, reports the Turkish Anadolu Agency.
This came in his speech, Tuesday, via a recorded video message during his participation in the Brussels Fifth International Donors Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region.
Sedat Onal stressed that the Syrian tragedy, which has completed its tenth year, is one of the largest human tragedies in history, during which hundreds of thousands of Syrians were killed, and more than half of the Syrian people were forced to leave their homes.
He pointed out that the Syrian people have been living in great pain for a long time, and that they are unable to bear this suffering for another ten years.
He added, “The international community has a joint responsibility to work to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people, and this matter requires concerted and multidimensional efforts that not only meet the urgent needs of Syrians on the ground but also seek to address the roots of the problem in Syria as well.”
He stressed that the only way to end the suffering of the Syrians is to reach a permanent political solution under UN Resolution 2254.
He pointed out that Turkey is working to provide the basic needs of about 9 million Syrians, including 3.7 million refugees inside Turkey, as well as the displaced in northern Syria, calling on the international community to show solidarity and share the burden of refugees with countries neighboring Syria.