24 February 2020
MP calls on UK to take a lead in peace plan for north-west Syria and end humanitarian crisis

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls on the Government to use its influence at the UN to encourage the Secretary-General to build an effective, broad-based alliance to begin a peace plan and begin the end of the humanitarian crisis in north-west Syria.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con)

This is one of the worst humanitarian situations since the war: 6.2 million internally displaced people, 5 million externally displaced people. Surely it is high time this country stepped up to the plate and used its considerable influence with the United Nations. Will the Minister therefore consider having discussions with the Secretary-General to build an effective, broad-based alliance, so that we can begin a peace plan that will effectively begin the end of this humanitarian crisis?

James Cleverly

The Government will continue to work with international partners to seek a consensus, to address the actions of the Assad regime and to put in place a politically sustainable future for the people of Syria. I have no doubt that we will continue to do so at the UN level and others.