The Brazilian Government welcomes, with satisfaction, the announcement of a national truce in Syria, which began on December 30th. We call on both parties to commit to maintaining the truce and to refrain from acts that could escalate the levels of violence in the country.
The Brazilian Government also welcomes the resolution on the ceasefire adopted today by the UN Security Council and the backing the resolution offers to the ongoing efforts.
The Brazilian Government is convinced that only an inclusive dialogue will lead to a definitive solution to the conflict in the country, which already lasts more than five years. Brazil reiterates its commitment to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and welcomes the proposal of resuming negotiations between the parties within a month in Astana, Kazakhstan.