Al-Moallem reiterates government’s keenness to meet the main needs of its people

Damascus, SANA- Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem reiterated, during meeting Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief on Sunday, that the Syrian government is keen to meet the main needs of its people, who face a fateful battle against the Takfiri terrorism supported by known powers and countries that work to destroy the Syrian people’s civil and historic achievements.

Al-Moallem pointed out that the loyalty of some workers at the humanitarian domain affected cooperation between the Syrian government and UN in the past stage, as it has been proved through truths and facts, that a lot of the aid provided to Syria in reality aimed at serving those countries and powers’ agendas rather offering aid to the Syrian people.

In turn, O’Brien voiced readiness to cooperate with the Syrian government, asserting that his visit to Syria aims to think up a real conception of the Syrian government’ needs and its efforts to provide the humanitarian aid for the Syrian people.

Ghalawanji: Aid distribution rate last June increased by 60%

In the same context, Deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs, Local Administration Minister Omar Ghalawanji said during a meeting with O’Brien the fruitful cooperation between the Syrian government and the World Food Program (WFP) yielded an increase in the rate of aid distribution in Syria during last June up to more than 60 % compared to last January.

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Ghalawanji pointed out that the Syrian government has provided all required facilitations to the UN organizations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to get this aid, including medical materials, delivered even to insecure areas.

He noted that a database of beneficiaries of aid provided by the government and the UN and international sides has been set up, noting that the comprehensive database made by the Ministry of Local Administration forms the basis for the strategic response plan for 2015 signed with the UN.

On Saturday, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayysal Mikdad discussed with O’Brien humanitarian situation in Syria.

Homs Governor Talal Barazi, Also, met O’Brien Saturday and discussed with him work plans and the standing cooperation between the Governorate and the UN in the fields of humanitarian work and relief.

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