Brussels, 10 May 2022 (TDI): The donors’ conference for Syria was held in Brussels and was chaired by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security, Josep Borrell Fontelles. Prime Ministers and representatives of 55 countries, and 22 international organizations including the UN attended the conference.
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The donors’ conference is for showing support to Syria and countries hosting Syrian refugees. In addition, the Brussels Conference began yesterday the 9th with the Day of Dialogue.
Prior to the conference, it allowed the production of valuable recommendations founded on exchanges with Syrian civil society.
The conference mobilized financial assistance to Syrians. Josep Borrell highlighted the long-lasting Syrian crisis’s duration, characterized by unspeakable suffering to millions of people.
The European Union Commission pledged over three billion Euros to cover the needs of refugees in and out of Syria.
The participants at the conference ensured their commitment to an overall comprehensive political solution to the conflict in Syria.
He further added that pressure on the Syrian regime must be applied constantly.
In spite of the Russian war, he said Syria is not forgotten and there is a need to ensure that Syria remains on the agenda.
Borrell expressed care for the Syrian people. Furthermore, he called upon the international community to look for ways to tackle the needs of the Syrians.
The donors’ sixth Brussels Conference is labeled as the first high-level discussion in terms of supporting the future of Syria this year.
Furthermore, the High Representative ruled out the possibility of normalizing relations with the Syrian leader and reconstructing Syria.
The situation in Syria:
Syria is currently engaged in a multi-sided civil war in Syria fought between the Syrian Arab Republic, led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (and backed by domestic and international allies), and various internal and external forces that oppose both the Syrian government and each other in various combinations.