Kazakh president: Syrian conflict to have negative consequences outside region
Baku, Azerbaijan March 2
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
The conflict in Syria will have negative consequences far beyond the region, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
He made the remarks during the meeting with heads of the diplomatic missions accredited in the country.
Nazarbayev noted that today, the fate of the whole world is being determined in the Middle East, Kazakh president's press service said March 2.
"Disunity of activities of the international community in fighting the "Islamic State" terrorist group (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) plays into the hands of terrorists," said Kazakh president. "Therefore, I proposed to create a single global network under the UN auspices to fight the international terrorism and extremism."
He noted that Kazakhstan welcomes the ceasefire agreement between Russia and the US in Syria.
"We urge all parties involved to fully implement the agreements. We are confident that it will create conditions for a long-term political settlement," said the president.
Nazarbayev reiterated that the identification of terrorism with the peaceful Islam and other religions is inadmissible.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed the lives of over 220,000 people. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops.
The "Islamic State" and Jabhat al-Nusra are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
Edited by SI
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