Damascus, SANA – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem received on Sunday the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Stephen O’Brien and the accompanying delegation.
Al-Moallem reaffirmed during the meeting the Syrian government’s commitment to meeting the basic needs of its people to bolster their resilience in the fight against terrorism.
He said it is necessary that the UN organizations concerned comply with the rules of their humanitarian work and aid providing missions.
National reconciliations are given priority in the Syrian government’s program to restore security and stability to the country, al-Moallem stressed.
O’Brien, in turn, said his visit aims at undertaking work on the ground and following up on aid delivery efforts, expressing his appreciation of the facilitations provided by the Syrian government and its cooperation to the effect of making these efforts bear fruit.
An earlier meeting brought together O’Brien with Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad, where issues of delivering aid to its beneficiaries were discussed.
Yesterday, O’Brien and the UN delegation visited al-Waer neighborhood in Homs, where a settlement agreement reached early this month is being implemented to clear the neighborhood of weapons and gunmen.