GENEVA,- The United Arab Emirates continues to be concerned about the deteriorating security situation, the breakdown in diplomatic initiatives and the absence of a foreseeable solution to the situation in Syria.

Addressing an interactive dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic at the Human Rights Council on Monday, Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE's Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva, also expressed concern on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in many besieged Syrian cities.

Al Zaabi welcomed members of the international independent committee on Syria and their efforts to report the situation there, in accordance with the Human Rights Council's resolution 20/28.

"Despite the glimmer of hope, witnessed from time to time, the security situation is deteriorating due to the indiscriminate attacks by the Syrian regime and its militias on vital sectors like hospitals, clinics and schools, as well as forced displacement of citizens, forced disappearance, torture, arbitrary detention and other violent acts," he added.

Al Zaabi renewed UAE's condemnation of these violations and the violations committee by extremist groups like Daesh terrorist group.

He expressed UAE's support to all initiatives calling for a halt to military operations and allowing delivery of humanitarian aid to the besieged citizens.

"To date, the United Arab Emirates had provided more than $600 million, or 0.15 percent of its Gross National Income, as direct aid to Syria and more than $2 billion to Syria's neighbouring countries," he said.

Source: Emirates News Agency