The European Union (EU) welcomed the adoption of a resolution by the UN to establish a new mechanism dedicated to clarifying the fate and whereabouts of missing people in Syria.
The United Nations General Assembly outlined a strategy to provide crucial support to meet the needs of the victims, survivors, and families of those missing.
Meanwhile, the new mechanism will address the basic humanitarian imperative on behalf of all those people. For its part, the EU will back the new mechanism once all preparations will be finalized.
The EU continues to call for a sustainable and credible solution to the Syrian conflict, through a genuine, inclusive political transition in line with UN Security Council resolution 2254.
Amid the current conflict, the Arab country has one of the highest numbers of detained, abducted and missing persons worldwide.
Last month, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad met Martin Griffiths, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs of the UN on Monday in Damascus to discuss key issues.
Assad and Griffiths touched upon mechanisms to join efforts and support early recovery projects linked to the return of Syrian refugees and their requirements.
Assad stressed the need to refrain from politicizing the issue of the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland. He underlined that the orderly return of Syrian refugees is the country’s primary objective, highlighting the importance to implement the early recovery projects necessary for their return.