On Sunday, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Faisal Mekdad held discussions with the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, and his accompanying delegation to review the latest developments related to Pedersen’s mission.
During the meeting, Pedersen provided an overview of the outcomes from recent visits and meetings, as well as the efforts he has undertaken within his role.
In response, Minister Mekdad highlighted the challenges that Syria faces, including the devastating impact of terrorism and the negative consequences of illegitimate unilateral coercive measures. He emphasized how these challenges have exacerbated the humanitarian and economic situation in Syria, especially in the wake of the destructive earthquake that struck the country in February.
Furthermore, Minister Mekdad strongly condemned the ongoing presence of U.S. and Turkish forces on Syrian soil and the continuous exploitation of Syria’s resources and assets by U.S. forces. He described these actions as a blatant violation of Syrian sovereignty, territorial integrity, and international law.
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