In phone call with Mikdad, Guterres extends condolence over quake victims

Damascus, SANA-A phone call was made between Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, and UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in which Guterres offered his condolences to Syria and to the families of the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the region.

Guterres welcomed the Syrian government’s decision to send international aid through two border crossings with Turkey into Idleb Governorate for three months.

He stressed that the UN will make every effort to bring aid into all affected areas in Syria in response to the repercussions of the earthquake.

Guterres briefed Minister Mikdad on the efforts made in this regard and the appeal he made to collect aid for Syria and mobilize the necessary funding to support the Syrians affected by the quake.

Minister Mikdad, for his part, appreciated the personal efforts of the UN Secretary-General to mobilize support for Syria in responding to the impacts of the quake.

Mikdad stressed the Syrian government’s keenness to help all Syrians affected by the earthquake on all Syrian soil.

Mikdad affirmed the importance of the role of the UN Secretary-General in highlighting these difficult humanitarian conditions facing Syria and calling on Western countries to lift the illegal coercive measures.

The two sides agreed to continue communication and coordination to overcome all obstacles and continue to support the affected Syrians.

MHD Ibrahim

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