Permanent Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations


Security Council welcomes the announcement of the ceasefire in Syria


Rafael Ramirez, president of the United Nations Security Council, met with the press after holding closed consultations to assess the humanitarian issue in Syria.
Ramirez reported that members of the Security Council welcomed the timely announcement of a ceasefire in Syria and see this as an important step towards alleviating the humanitarian situation of the Syrian people.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their call for immediate, sustained and unhindered humanitarian access for all besieged and hard to reach areas.
In addition, they expressed their satisfaction in this regard for the humanitarian assistance granted to seven besieged areas and recognized the efforts of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and other humanitarian organizations for facilitating and providing humanitarian assistance in said Arab nation.