The United Nation Security Council, December 18, 2017 (AFP Photo/EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ)
CAIRO – 19 December 2017: The United Nations Security Council adopted a draft resolution issued by Egypt granting continued humanitarian-aid delivery into Syria for another year, effective as of Tuesday, December 19.
In an official statement, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid expressed Egypt’s welcoming of the Security Council’s success in adopting the resolution sponsored by his country, along with Japan and Sweden. He added that the resolution reflects the international response towards the crisis in Syria.
According to Abu Zeid, the adopted resolution stressed on all parties inside the country committing to its responsibilities towards the international and humanitarian law, “as these aids benefit about 2.8 million Syrians a month.”
Abu Zeid affirmed that as long as the Syrian crisis continues to fail to reach a political solution, the crisis will remain the same, and would even escalate. He added that the “successful adoption of today” comes on the top of Egypt’s achievements inside the council during the past two years.
Egypt won a membership within the Security Council for the non-permanent seat for 2016-2017 with 179 votes in May 2015.
“We were not only representing the Egyptian governmental bodies, but we also had a great responsibility discussing the Arabian and African cases in the council, especially with the minor representation of Arab and African countries. During our non-permanent membership period in the Security Council, we are keen on making the best we can,” Egyptian Ambassador to Italy Hesham Badr said in July 2017.