Mikdad to Red Cross Chief: Syria Will Fulfill its Obligations to Citizens Affected by Terrorism

Deputy foreign minister tells head of International Red Cross that Syria's sovereignty must be respected in order to reap full benefits from aid

Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad met with the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, to discuss boosting coordination between Syria and the organization.

The two sides also touched on the issue of sending humanitarian aid convoys to all areas in Syria and the distribution of aid among people affected by the crisis.

Mikdad asserted the Syrian government’s keenness to fulfill its obligations and responsibilities towards its citizens who were affected by terrorism, highlighting the importance of respecting Syria’s sovereignty in order to fully benefit from Red Cross aid.

He also lauded the humanitarian efforts of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent carried out in cooperation with the ICRC.

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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