Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Moallem, on Saturday stressed that the sanctions imposed by the US and EU countries on Syria are responsible for the sufferings of the Syrian people, calling upon the UN to condemn these sanctions and urge these countries to cancel them.
Al-Moallem's remarks came during a meeting with the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos.
The two sides expressed relief over the humanitarian response plan in Syria, which is a positive expression of the standing cooperation between Syria and the UN.
Minister al-Moallem clarified that Syria appreciates the efforts exerted by the UN offices in the state, as he also urged the UN official to expand the Organization's cooperation to include the fields of reconstructing and rehabilitating the infrastructure, such as hospitals and others, which have been destroyed by the armed terrorist groups.
He expressed the Syrian government's desire to coordinate with the UN to deliver humanitarian aid to those affected due to the attacks of the armed terrorist groups on the public and private properties.
For her part, Amos expressed high appreciation of the Syrian government's efforts in its humanitarian work and the facilitations it provides to the tasks of the UN office, as she also stressed that her Damascus office will continue to provide humanitarian aid in coordination with the Syrian government.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, Director of International Organizations and Conferences Department at the Ministry and the delegation accompanying Amos.