Speaking in Tunis after attending the “Friends of Syria” meeting on 25 February, Mr Burt outlined the objectives for the meeting and the leading role the UK is playing in supporting the freedom of the Syrian people.
This meeting was the latest move by the international community to back the Arab League’s plan for a Syrian-led solution to the crisis, following the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on 16 February.
He said: “We want an end to the violence in Syria so the political process proposed by the Arab League can commence. We shall not let up on this. We know that this work may take some time but every effort will be made diplomatically, politically and economically to make clear to the regime that killing its own people cannot go on.”