The Greek foreign Ministry will support the collective efforts to restore Syria

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias on the 4th Brussels conference on Syria expressed readiness to contribute to collective efforts to restore Syria and the return home of refugees. This is stated in the statement of Dendias, the press service of the foreign Ministry.

The conference "in support of the future of Syria" was held by video conference.

According to Dendias, considered the current situation in the country and the region and discussed the issue of providing additional support.

"The ongoing war has brought to the Syrian people suffering, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. A large part of the country's infrastructure was destroyed, and recovery requires coordinated efforts from the international community and considerable resources", - said in a statement.

"Crucial for Syria and its people has the full implementation of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council, to seek a political solution by the Syrians without the participation of third countries, as well as the maintenance of its unity, national sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country", - said the Greek Minister.

According to him, the ultimate objective of the efforts of the international community to rebuild the country and return of refugees to their homes.

"To this end, I expressed Greece's willingness to continue to contribute to this collective effort," said Dendias.

He also recalled "the recent method of Turkey, which used human pain as a tool to blackmail the European Union." Greece claims that Turkey, in February, used tens of thousands of migrants in order to put pressure on Greece and the European Union. Ankara then said he was no longer able to stem the flow of refugees from Syria to Europe.

Donor conference on Syria, "the Brussels-4", organised by the European Union under UN auspices, was held without participation of official Damascus, with which the EU does not support relations. The EU declare that they will not participate in the reconstruction of Syria, there is not going to happen "political transformation".

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has repeatedly stated that European States support operating in Syria of terrorists.

According to the organizers of the conference "Brussels-4", outside Syria, there are about 6 million refugees, 11 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance inside the country. Complicating the situation is the socio-economic consequences of the pandemic coronavirus.

Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey hosting the largest number of refugees from Syria, urged donor countries to increase funding, including to combat COVID-19.