United Nations, Sep 29 (PTI) Notorious terrorist groups such as ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham continue to grow stronger in Syria. India said this. He also said that there cannot be a military solution to the long-standing conflict in the country.
Srinivas Gotru, Joint Secretary (United Nations Economic and Social) at the United Nations Security Council on Syria (Political) on Tuesday said that long-term security and stability in the Middle East can only be achieved if the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the war-torn country is protected. can be done.
“We are referring to the involvement of external factors in Syria and its impact on the rise in terrorism in Syria and the region,” he said. Notorious terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham are gaining strength in Syria and their activities have been mentioned in the Secretary General’s recent report.
Gotru said ISIS has also targeted energy infrastructure, while Hayat Tahrir al-Sham continues to dominate Idlib.
He also referred to the recent report of the United Nations Investigation Team.
“This is a matter of serious concern and needs to be addressed and acted upon,” Gotru said, which is a core part of the ISIS operation, which also includes Syria.
He said that long-term security and stability in the Middle East can only be achieved if the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria is protected.
“We are convinced that there can be no military solution to the Syrian conflict and that the political process should be escalated there, under the supervision of the United Nations, under the supervision of the Syrian government,” he said.
Gotru said some progress has been made on Syria’s political path in the past few weeks.
“Significant countries” with influence over Syria have also held talks informally. High level talks have taken place between Syria and Russia.
India appealed that all external forces should refrain from exerting adverse influence there and hoped that these efforts would pave the political path.