Mikdad, Guterres discuss cooperation between Syria and UN

Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad and the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres discuss the latest developments in the region and aspects of joint cooperation between Syria and the UN over a telephone conversation on Sunday.

Mikdad underscored the need for the United Nations to play its role in stopping the current Israeli aggression on Gaza, condemning the repeated Israeli attacks on Syria, and giving the necessary attention to the situation in the occupied Syrian Golan, in line with the relevant UN resolutions.

Mikdad also pointed out the continued violations committed by the US occupation forces in the northeastern Syria and their continued support for terrorist groups at al-Tanf base on the Syrian-Jordanian and Iraqi borders.

Mikdad affirmed the importance of complete implementation of the early recovery projects in Syria, especially in electricity sector.

In turn, Guterres underlined the need to respect for Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, and adhere to the principles and objectives of the United Nations Charter.

He noted that the United Nations is working with all concerned parties to avoid further escalation in Gaza.

Guterres indicated that the United Nations will spare no effort to fulfill its responsibilities with regard to early recovery projects in Syria and reiterated his position not to accept unilateral coercive measures imposed on the country.

Fedaa al-Rhayiah / Shaza Qriema

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