02.07.2020, 19:07

Russia, Iran, Turkey adopt joint statement on Syria


Russia, Iran, Turkey adopt joint statement on Syria

The presidents of the three countries discussed the current situation on the ground in Syria, reviewed the developments since their last meeting on Sept. 16, 2019, in Ankara, and confirmed their determination to enhance trilateral coordination in light of their agreements. The three sides “noted their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as well as to the goals and principles of the UN Charter,” it said.

They rejected all attempts to create new realities on the ground under the pretext of combating terrorism, including illegitimate self-rule initiatives, and expressed their determination to stand against separatist agendas aimed at undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and threats to the national security of neighboring countries. They also expressed concern for the humanitarian situation in Syria and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on the international community, particularly the UN and its humanitarian agencies, to increase their assistance to all Syrians without discrimination, politicization and preconditions. The statement said that the presidents agreed to hold the next summit in Iran as soon as possible.