Germany and Belgium are asking the UN Security Council to open the Tel Koger crossing for a period of six months

Beritan Tello –

Germany and Belgium, during their presentation of a draft resolution to the UN Security Council, demanded today, Thursday, the re-use of the “Arab” Tel Kuger crossing on the Iraqi border for a period of six months to provide aid to northern and eastern Syria.

The text indicates that “more than 11 million Syrians need humanitarian assistance, and that the cross-border mechanism remains an urgent and temporary solution to meet the needs of the population.”

In its draft resolution, Germany and Belgium propose to extend the license again, for a year, until 10 July 2021 for the two crossing points used on the Turkish border.

A Western diplomat, who asked not to be identified, said that these two border points in Bab al-Salam and Bab al-Hawa are “a priority because the situation in Idlib remains very fragile.”

On the other hand, Berlin and Brussels are demanding in their text for an “exception” for a period of six months to reuse the Tel Koger (Arab) crossing at the Iraqi border, and this point was closed at the beginning of the year, and it was allowing medical assistance to 1.3 million people living in the north East.

The diplomat himself promised that saying – as Russia claims – that aid could pass through Damascus rather than making it pass through the Syrian border is not right and constitutes Russian propaganda.

Translation: Selava Omar

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