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Syria: Humanitarian Aid

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 111816, tabled on 6 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Russian counterpart on the ability of aid convoys to enter the Eastern Ghouta region in Syria.

Answered on

15 November 2017

​The UK continues to demand full and sustained humanitarian access to besieged communities in Syria, including Eastern Ghouta, at the UN and at every opportunity. I raised the situation in Eastern Ghouta with the Russian Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Alexander Yakovenko, during our meeting on 31 October. The UK’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York also raised this issue in the UN Security Council on 30 October.