Syria, UNDP Discuss Increasing Coordination in Humanitarian Field

Syrian FM highlights efforts by Damascus to provide aid to citizens despite international sanctions, official media reports

Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem met with regional director of the United Nations Development Program Mourad Wahba on Thursday to discuss boosting cooperation and enhancing humanitarian programs carried out by the Syrian government.

Muallem acknowledged the Syrian government’s efforts to implement programs despite numerous obstacles, specifically the unjust unilateral sanctions imposed on Syria.

For his part, the UNDP official clarified that despite politics, his organization is seeking to increase the number of projects it backs in cooperation with the Syrian government.

Wahba expressed the UNDP’s readiness to bolster cooperation with the Syrian government to tackle the increasing living pressures facing Syrians, stressing the importance of boosting coordination and partnership between the two sides.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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