By Ahmad Al-Mazyad PARIS, July 6 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait hoped Friday the "Friends of Syria" conference, which was concluded here earlier today, would result in more pressure on the Syrian government to honor its international obligations.
The conference was "constructive and fruitful," Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah told KUNA before leaving Paris following his participation in the one-day meeting.
The conference will step up international efforts to solving the conflict in Syria and ending the suffering of the Syrian people, Sheikh Sabah, also Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, said.
The "Paris conference discuss the nitty-gritty of next steps to addressing the Syrian crisis, and reaffirmed the international community's commitment with the UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's plan," said Sheikh Sabah, also rotating president of the Arab League council.
The participants stressed the need to press ahead with the implementation of the Geneva document which charts a road map for a transitional political process involving the broad spectrum of the Syrian people, Sheikh Sabah noted.
"The representatives of the some UN Security Council permanent members, namely the United States, France and Britain are of the view that the Geneva document should be included in a binding Council resolution under Chapter VII of the UN Charter," the foreign minister disclosed.
"The conferees agreed that the coming meeting of the Friends of the Syrian people will be held in the Kingdom of Morocco," he went on, voicing hope that the steps taken so far will contribute to realizing the aspirations of the Syrian people and increase the pressures on the Syrian government "to meet its obligations without delay." Sheikh Sabah and his entourage were seen off by Kuwait Ambassador to France Ali Suleiman Al-Saeed and other members of the diplomatic mission here.
Kuwait delegation included the country's Permanent Delegate to the Arab League Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim, Ambassador to Syria Aziz Al-Daihani, and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Foreign Minister's Office and Minister Plenipotentiary Saleh Al-Loughani. (pickup previous) amm.gb KUNA 062059 Jul 12NNNN