Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement regarding developments in Syria

Greece unequivocally condemns the use of chemical weapons and supports the efforts to eradicate them.

The international community must thoroughly investigate every relevant incident and perpetrators must be held accountable.

At the same time, the international community must remain focused on finding a political and sustainable solution in Syria; a solution that will end the war and restore peace in the country and the region, that will allow for the return of millions of refugees to their homes, and that will protect the whole population, including all religious and cultural communities.

In this direction, everyone must contribute directly toward the de-escalation of the situation and the strengthening of efforts to reach a ceasefire. What is more, access to humanitarian aid for battered populations must be assured.

Diplomacy must return to centre stage, and the efforts within the framework of the UN must be continued.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic