President Bashar al-Assad received Wednesday Maria Lvova Belova, Children’s Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation, and an accompanying delegation to discuss the children living in the al-Hol and al-Rouj camps.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the Syrian-Russian joint steps and efforts to get those children out of the camps, despite the obstacles that some Western countries are putting in this regard.
President al-Assad stressed that although this file is primarily a humanitarian one, the West is investing this issue politically to maintain these camps as incubators for terrorism and extremism.
President Assad added that in synchronizing with the evacuation of the children, work should be done to close these inhuman camps permanently.
In turn, Commissioner Belova pointed out the importance of developing mechanisms of cooperation between the institutions and bodies in Syria and Russia in this file and mobilizing all potentials and exchanging expertise to reintegrate and rehabilitate the Russian and Syrian children who are coming out of these camps.
Belova also met with Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad.
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