Damascus, SANA-Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said Tuesday the UN organizations which work in the domain of the child’s rights have to consider and respect Syria sovereignty and laws and to adhere to the principles of transparency and neutrality.
“Those international organizations have to keep away from politicization and to depend on sources which enjoy high credibility, away from hostile agendas,” Mikdad, chairing a meeting for “the national, international Committee on following up the Child’ Rights,” said.
He added that Syria’s children are the most affected among the victims of terrorist war which targets Homeland as their rights have been violated and looted in the regions where the armed terrorist organizations exist and in the refugee camps, particularly those in Jordan and Turkey.
“Since the beginning of the crisis, Syria has taken into consideration the duty of protecting its citizens, particularly the children’s, allocating human resources in this context, carrying out vaccination campaigns and rehabilitating the damaged schools to receive nearly 4.4 million pupils,” Mikdad said.
For his part, UN resident representative in Syria Jacob al-Hilo hailed the constructive cooperation between the UN and Syria.
Chairwoman of the UNICEF, Hanaa Singer, on her part, affirmed that the Syrian government has taken tangible steps to respond to children needs, protecting them and keeping them away from the dangers of wars and violence, including legislative decree no. 11 which punishes any recruitment of children.