Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad discussed with the Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service, Agnes Marcaillou, the work of the agency in Syria.
Mikdad affirmed the need to bolster the operations of the demining program, due to the loss of lives and properties that result from landmines planted by terrorists.
He noted that the Syrian state has exerted monumental efforts in demining, and that it will continue to cooperate with the Mine Action Service and provide all necessary facilitations to ensure that all areas liberated from terrorism are cleared of landmines and IEDs.
Mikdad also said that the blocking of funding for demining by some Western states is part of the double-standards policies carried out by these states.
For her part, Marcaillou voiced her appreciation for Syria’s cooperation with the Service, stressing the importance of continuing bilateral cooperation.
She reviewed the progress achieved in building Syrian capacities and spreading awareness about the threat posed by landmines.
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