Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomed the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2254 as an important step towards bringing the warring parties in Syria to the negotiating table and to a transition away from the Assad regime to an inclusive Syrian government.
Mr Hammond said:
Syria has for too long been the world’s biggest humanitarian and security crisis. The international community has now come together to work to end the bloody civil war in Syria and has paved the way for talks amongst the Syrian parties that will see a transition away from the murderous regime of Assad. This resolution gives us a timetable and a clear way forward. Of course there are many challenges ahead but the world has taken a great step forward to resolving the Syrian crisis.