The UNASUR Council of Heads of State and Government, convened at the Seventh Summit Meeting in the city of Paramaribo, Suriname, on August 30, 2013,
1. Expresses its utmost concern about the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and profound sorrow over the irreparable loss of human lives, and makes a strong call for peace, in the hope that the Syrian people, in the exercise of its sovereignty, find a peaceful and negotiated solution to the conflict.
2. Condemns external interventions that are incompatible with the UN Charter. Also rejects the development of all kinds of intervention strategies.
3. Demands an immediate end to the violence, the suspension of other countries' supply of all types of weapons to the Syrian territory, respect for international humanitarian law and the beginning of dialogue between the parties, and makes a call to the Secretary General of the United Nations to continue his consultations and deepen the efforts to reach a solution to the conflict.
4. Reiterates its support for the Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States for Syria, Lakdar Brahimi, and for the convening of an international conference on the situation in Syria.
5. Reiterates that the use of chemical weapons in all its forms is a war crime and a crime against humanity, and affirms the need to address the issue in the light of international law, in an impartial and transparent manner. Recalls, in addition, the obligations of all parties under international humanitarian law.
6. Calls on all parties to cooperate with the UN Research Mission in that country and urges the UN Security Council, based on the report, to contribute to the establishment of conditions to end the aggression, protect the population against indiscriminate attacks of all kinds that endanger their lives, integrity and security, in accordance with international law and multilateral conventions, as stated in the Charter of that international body.
Paramaribo, August 30, 2013