EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF FORMER MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT OF
THE MEMBER STATES OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE
APPEAL TO STOP VIOLENCE IN SYRIA AND TO WORK FOR A POLITICAL SOLUTION
Approved unanimously by the members of the colloquy, La Valetta, Malta, 2nd November 2012.
Regretting the escalation of the conflict in Syria into a real civil war and deploring the continuous acts of violence, the many human casualties and the worsening humanitarian situation, the European Association FP-AP appeals : To all parties concerned to stop immediately all military activities, violence and human rights violations and to strive for a lasting peace in Syria and to work for a political solution and to deploy every effort necessary for the formation of a transitional government in Syria that leads the country to a democratic and pluralistic political regime; To the regime and the opposition in Syria as well as to the international community to give full support to the UN-resolutions and programs and the efforts of Mr Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN and Arab league appointed mediator for Syria; To the European Union, the Council of Europe and its member States to do all they can to help overcome the serious humanitarian situation and to contribute to peace and a democratic transition in Syria by peaceful means.