Pakistan hails Russia-US agreement on Syria

Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistan welcomed the agreement reached between Russia and the United States for cessation of hostilities in Syria. The implementation of the agreement will commence on Saturday.

“Pakistan has always maintained a principled position on Syria based on neutrality, impartiality and respect of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria,” Dawn online cited the country’s Foreign Office as saying on Friday.

“We, however, remain concerned on the humanitarian crisis and the urgent need to address the refugee crisis,” the statement said.

Pakistan appreciated the efforts of the International Syria Support Group and sincerely wish­ for the success of the agreement, it added.

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