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Peru presides over UN Security Council session to assess Syrian situation

15:45 | New York (U.S.), Apr. 14.

Peru chaired a United Nations Security Council session to analyze the situation in Syria, following the recent attacks by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.

The meeting was led by Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Permanent Representative of the Inca country to the United Nations since October 2013.

During his speech, the Peruvian diplomat called for responsible action.

Likewise, he recalled Peru joins UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in urging all States "to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people."

"My delegation reaffirms its commitment to continue working to achieve sustainable peace in Syria and guarantees the protection of the civilian population," Meza-Cuadra expressed.

It must be noted this is the fifth Security Council meeting to assess the situation in Syria after the complaints of last week's alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma.

According to diplomatic sources, no agreement had been reached at previous gatherings.

As is known, non-permanent member Peru took over the UN Security Council Presidency earlier this month.

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Published: 4/14/2018
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