Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr said on 7/7/2012 that the current situation in Syria that leaves daily victims, is intolerable, urging the international community to ratchet up pressure on the Syrian regime to stop violence.
In statements to MENA and Al-Ahram on the sidelines of his visit to France to attend the "Friends of Syria" meeting, Amr said Egypt called for setting up a clear-cut timetable for solving the Syrian crisis.
As for the text of an agreement reached by the world powers last week on strife-hit Syria, Amr said that Egypt backed the political transition plan for Syria, adding that the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the process will be determined by the Syrian people themselves.
Amr also stressed the necessity of setting up a mechanism to implement the meeting's resolutions.
The meeting brought together 100 states and regional and international organizations, Amr said, noting that nearly 250 figures representing all segments of the society in Syria took part in a meeting of the Syrian opposition that was held in Cairo a few days ago under the umbrella of the Arab League.
The Cairo-hosted meeting culminated in the issuance of the "pledge document" that included clear and positive steps on halting violence in Syria, Amr added.
Amr arrived in Paris on Thursday to participate in the third meeting of the "Friends of Syria" that opened on Friday. He is scheduled to return home later in the day.