Jean Asselborn at the Friends of the Syrian people Conference in Paris
As for the meetings in Tunis and Istanbul, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn took part in the third ministerial meeting of the “Group of Friends of the Syrian People”, which was held in Paris on 6 July 2012.
This conference was the occasion to assess the situation in Syria and to progress on identifying ways and means which could lead to a political solution of the crisis in Syria.
In his statement, Minister Asselborn reiterated his appeal for a cessation of violence in Syria and recalled his conviction that the Syrian crisis could not be solved by military means. He encouraged the international community to lend its continuous support to the United Nations and to Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan and to rally its efforts so that the Security Council could play its full role in helping the Syrian people overcome this crisis.