Azerbaijani FM: Azerbaijan strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria, particularly the killing of civilians that resulted from it
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 29 / Trend /
"Azerbaijan strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria, particularly the killing of civilians that resulted from it", Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said delivering a speech at the UN General Assembly.
Resolution 2118 (2013) affirmed that the use of chemical weapons constitutes a serious violation of international law and also qualified such act as a threat to international peace and security.
"We welcome the adoption yesterday of Security Council resolution 2118 (2013) regarding the safeguarding and destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles. We hope that the unanimous and strong position demonstrated by the Council will contribute to finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria, putting an end to the suffering inflicted on the Syrian people and ensuring compliance by the parties concerned with their obligations and commitments under international law", Minister said.
Mammadyarov stressed, that by endorsing the Geneva Communiqué of 30 June 2012 and calling for convening of an international conference on Syria, the Security Council paved the way for achieving peaceful transition, stability and reconciliation.
"It is imperative that all parties cease armed violence, engage constructively in the political process and commit to the implementation of the Geneva Communiqué", Mammadyarov said.