Mikdad receives credentials of new WFP representative

Damascus, SANA – Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad received on Wednesday the credentials of the new representative of the World Food Program (WFP) in Syria, Jakob Kern.

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The two sides discussed means to boost cooperation in order to deliver food aid to more needy people, with Mikdad asserting that the Syrian government will continue to provide facilitations to the WFO to ensure delivering humanitarian aid to those who need it and who were affected by terrorist acts.

Mikdad stressed the need for the UN and its organizations to work towards ending the unjustifiable unilateral sanctions imposed by Western states on Syria, as these sanctions harm the Syrian people and have a negative impact on their daily lives in health, nutrition, and humane terms.

The Deputy Minister also noted that the Syrian government is shouldering the brunt of the burden of providing humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, as international organizations provide no more than 30% of the aid distributed in Syria.

For his part, Kern voiced readiness to cooperate with the Syrian government to deliver food aid to the largest number of people possible, lauding the role played by relevant Syrian sides in facilitating the work of the WFP.

Hazem Sabbagh

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