On June 4 Peter Michalko, political director of Slovakia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, summoned Syria's Ambassador to Slovakia, Bassam al-Sabbagh who is based in Vienna, to convey Slovakia's condemnation of the latest wave of violence in Syria – and especially the reported massacre in the town of Houla, the Foreign Affairs Ministry told the TASR newswire.
Michalko voiced Slovakia’s serious concern over violation of human rights in Syria and called for rapid implementation of the peace plan drafted by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and the Arab League.
The ministry's political director further called on Syria to comply with the related UN Human Rights Council’s resolution and provide cooperation throughout an international investigation of the incident in Houla in which more than 100 people were reportedly killed late last month.
Michalko also urged Syria to cease all violence and resume political dialogue, TASR wrote.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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5. Jun 2012 at 14:00