Mikdad, WFP Deputy Executive Director discuss cooperation

Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad discussed Sunday with Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Program (WFP), Ramiro de Oliveira Lopez da Silva, and the accompanying delegation means to enhance cooperation relations to improve the humanitarian situation and meet the basic living needs of Syrian citizens.

During the meeting, Mikdad highlighted the Syrian government’s efforts in light of the terrorist war and the facilities it provides to the international organizations, including the WFP, to deliver humanitarian aid to its beneficiaries.

Mikdad pointed out to the importance of focusing on aspects related to early recovery and the related programs, voicing Syria’s appreciation for the efforts made by the World Food Program in this regard.

Mikdad affirmed Syria’s readiness to enhance cooperation with the program away from any political agendas that some parties are trying to impose.

He also underlined the importance of confronting the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people by the US and the European Union, which also affect the work of United Nations organizations.

Da Silva, in turn, called on the international community to exert more efforts to help the Syrian people overcome the difficulties and challenges they face.

Fedaa al-Rhayiah / Shaza Qriema

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