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DURBAN, March 27 (Itar-Tass) – The BRICS countries confirm their strong rejection of any further militarization of the conflict in Syria, as follows from a declaration adopted at the end of the BRICS summit.
“We are expressing our profound concern over the worsening situation in the sphere of security and in the humanitarian situation in Syria. We condemn the ever more frequent cases of violation of human rights and international humanitarian law as a result of the continuing violence,” the document runs.
BRICS believe the joint communique serves as the basis for a settlement of the Syrian crisis.
“We confirm our strong rejection of any further militarization of the conflict. The transitional political process led by the Syrians themselves can be ensured only through the widest national dialogue, reflecting the legitimate aspirations of all strata of Syrian society and respecting the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of that country, the way it is stated in the Geneva joint communique and the corresponding UN Security Council resolutions,” the declaration said.
The leaders of the BRICS countries support the special representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Lakhdar Brahimi, and call upon all parties to further ensure prompt, safe, full and unhampered access of humanitarian organizations to all who need assistance.
“We are calling upon all parties to ensure the security of employees of humanitarian organizations,” the document runs.