Le Foll Announced a Franco-German Initiative for Aleppo

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Stéphane Le Foll announced a Franco-German initiative to find a humanitarian solution to Aleppo.

Berlin and Paris to announce a proposal to find a humanitarian solution for the evacuation of residents present the bombed neighborhoods of Aleppo. This announcement was made by Stéphane Le Foll on BFMTV

France and Germany propose a humanitarian solution for the inhabitants of the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo submitted to four months in Russian and Syrian shelling, said Thursday the spokesman of the French government.

“France is and wants to act to find a humanitarian solution to a situation which is catastrophic,” said Stephane Le Foll on RMC and BFM TV. The French head of state has convinced the German chancellor to have “a Franco-German proposal” , he said.

He said that this proposal was to open the corridors to bring out people who want to leave eastern Aleppo, and to provide humanitarian support to those who want to stay in the rebel areas.

“These are the two points that are part of the plan, with international supervision of the UN to make things fall into place,” said Stephane Le Foll. “That’s the request of France, that is the demand now, France and Germany, that is the demand of Europe, I hope the European Council” of Thursday in Brussels. The head of French diplomacy, Jean-Marc Ayrault, who on Wednesday asked the UN deployment of observers to ensure the smooth running of the evacuation, must receive Thursday in Paris the UN special envoy on Syria, Staffan De Mistura.

A humanitarian convoy, chartered by an organization of Syrian doctors, is also supposed to leave Paris Thursday for the Aleppo region to deliver 20 tons of medicines and medical equipment. According to a Syrian government source, the evacuation of some areas of Eastern Aleppo held by the insurgents actually started Thursday after the introduction of a new truce.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said he had been contacted to facilitate evacuation. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) reports that a first convoy of people requiring medical attention could leave town.

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