|Date: 21/09/2012 Time: 09:57:00 PM
Italy called on Russia and China on Friday to adopt
a constructive stance concerning the Syrian crisis.
The remarks, made in a press conference, were by Italian Foreign Minister
Giulio Terzi after meeting with Syrian President of the National Council
Abdulbasit Sida at the Italian foreign ministry and prior to next week UN
General Assembly meetings in New York.
Sida also warned of catastrophic repercussions to neighboring countries
with regard to the Syrian crisis.
Terzi also hoped that the two countries come to next week meeting and
confront the humanitarian crisis and political crisis in Syria.
The Italian minister noted that September 28th meeting will be held under
the UN umbrella and will be open to all countries to contribute in ending the
crisis in Syria, affirming on the Italian government position in responding to
the emergency humanitarian situation in Syria, and supporting a political end
to the crisis based on democratic principles.
For his part, Sida said that the Syrian crisis is heading toward a
dangerous point, which might lead to "catastrophic consequences and damage
that would affect the whole region."
In response to Rome's persistent inquiry and the fate of Syrians of
Christian background, Sida said that the new Syria will be a civilized
democratic and multicultural country, and will commit to being impartial when
it comes to religion and race.