Mikdad discusses with Oxfam delegation enhancing joint cooperation

Damascus, SANA – Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad discussed on Sunday with Mark Goldring, the chief executive of Oxfam, and his accompanying delegation means to enhance joint cooperation in relief work, particularly in projects related to health and water purification and the possibility of future cooperation in other fields.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working in approximately 94 countries worldwide to find solutions to poverty and injustice around the world.

Mikdad thanked Oxfam for its efforts in Syria under the current circumstances, stressing the importance of the organization’ independent work and the need for it to continue to carry out its missions in Syria.

Mikdad pointed out that Syria is keen on cooperation with international organizations and NGOs which are interested in helping the Syrian government to provide basic services for Syrian citizens.

For his part, Goldring expressed satisfaction over the current cooperation between both sides and his hope to expand OXFAM projects in Syria to include other sectors like education and building capabilities.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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