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Geng Shuang, Deputy Permanent Representative of China with the United Nations, called for efforts on Tuesday to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.
New York, November 29 (Xinhua) - Geng Shuang, Deputy Permanent Representative of China with the United Nations, called on Tuesday to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.
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For some time, the security situation in Syria continues to be unstable. Turkey has launched air strikes against Syria and announced that it would conduct land military operations. Israeli air strikes on Syria have also continued, listed Mr. Geng.
"All these acts roughly violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and can lead to climbing as well as the propagation of the Syrian conflict. China expresses its serious concern on this subject", he declared to the Security Council.
Foreign military intervention is one of the main factors contributing to the complicated, insoluble and prolonged crisis in Syria. China calls on Turkey and Israel to immediately cease cross -border attacks, to avoid any action likely to worsen the situation and to stick to dialogue and consultation to resolve the relevant questions. The illegal presence of foreign forces in Syria must also stop, he recommended.
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Mr. Geng called for a transition from cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to a transversal modality, that is to say through the front lines, in Syria.
The cross -border delivery was a temporary arrangement concluded in specific circumstances. The transition to a transversal modality must be accelerated, he said.
China notes with regret that over the past month, no new delivery through the front lines has been made in northwestern Syria. The members of the international community must devote the same level of effort to promote transversal deliveries as well as cross-border operations, and endeavor to provide the entire Syrian population with access to humanitarian resources without any discrimination, A- he underlined.
China welcomes continuous improvement in the financing of rapid recovery projects, praised Mr. Geng.
Syria is faced with crises in public health, water resources and electricity supply. The United Nations must give priority to the implementation of projects in these areas in order to meet the most urgent needs of the Syrian people, he observed. "Abandoned military explosives have made a heavy price for normal production and life in Syria. China hopes that work in the relevant fields will be incorporated into the rapid recovery category as soon as possible."
Mr. Geng also asked the international community to fight terrorism in Syria with zero tolerance and to promote a political process led and supported by the Syrians.
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