Mikdad discusses with ESCWA Executive Secretary the need to work on plans for early recovery

Damascus, SANA-The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, met on Monday, Rola Dashti, Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and the accompanying delegation.

Minister Mikdad stressed during the meeting on the importance of the existing cooperation between the Syrian government and the ESCWA, and the need to work in the current and upcoming phase on plans related to early recovery from the effects of the crisis and the earthquake, leading to reconstruction and sustainable development.

He referred to the impact of the unilateral coercive sanctions imposed by the United States and the West on Syria, whose repercussions became more evident after the earthquake, which revealed the falsehood of the West’s claims that the sanctions do not affect the people, calling for action to lift them immediately.

Dashti presented the action plans developed by ESCWA to deal with the essential national needs in Syria, expressing her satisfaction with the existing cooperation.

Dashti indicated that ESCWA’s work priorities in Syria are to support the infrastructure of various sectors, such as water, electricity, administration, women’s empowerment, the digital economy and other areas of cooperation.

Bushra Dabin / Baraa Ali

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