Syria: Belgian statement

Belgium strongly condemns all use of chemical weapons which are a blatant violation of international law. Belgium therefore understands the military action in Syria of our American, French and British partners who have targeted identified production facilities. 

Belgium regrets the persistent blocking of the United Nations Security Council. Our collective security deserves concerted action of the international community. 

Belgium calls for the relaunch of the United Nations-led Geneva process to find a political solution to this conflict. Belgium is determined to continue the fight against impunity for all grave crimes and violations of international law committed in Syria.

The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the European Union will have the opportunity to consult on the situation this Monday during the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union.