Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK has taken to support UN Security Council resolution 2139 regarding humanitarian access in Syria.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Minister of State

The UK played a leading role in ensuring the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2139 on 22 February. Since then, we have regularly echoed the UN Security Council's demand that all parties to the conflict, in particular the Syrian authorities, implement fully the requirements of UNSCR 2139. We welcome the National Coalition's commitment to implementing UNSCR 2139 and have encouraged those with influence on the parties to urge them to implement the demands of the resolution. The UK is working closely with P5 colleagues and others in New York on a draft resolution in response to the UN Secretary-General's call for the UNSC to act decisively to address the worsening humanitarian situation.

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