Mikdad, Pederson discuss boosting role of the UN in responding to effects of the earthquake

Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad discussed Monday with the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen, and the accompanying delegation efforts that could be undertaken to enhance the role of United Nation in responding to the devastating effects of the earthquake in Syria, with emphasizing on the need not to politicize the humanitarian issue and respect Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Pedersen expressed his deep condolences for the earthquake victims, affirming readiness to do everything poosible to help Syria overcome the effects of this disaster.

Mikdad, in turn, thanked the UN Secretary-General and the Special Envoy for their solidarity with Syria in light of this unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.

He stressed Syria’s keenness to provide all possible support to people affected by the earthquake and deliver humanitarian aid to all those in need in all areas without any discrimination.

Mikdad asserted Syria’s readiness to work closely with various United Nations agencies to strengthen and support the efforts of the Syrian state in facing the catastrophic repercussions caused by the earthquake.

Mikdad pointed out the need to lift all unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people.

Nisreen Othman / Shaza Qriema

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