Mikdad, Beasley discuss cooperation between Syrian Government, WFP

Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad discussed on Wednesday with David Beasley, Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP) and the accompanying delegation the cooperation between the Syrian government and the World Food Program and the future strategic plans and ways to enhance them.

Minister Mikdad hailed the standing cooperation between the Syrian Government and the World Food Program and the efforts exerted by the program to deliver humanitarian aid to those who deserve it.

He stressed the need to ensure the unimpeded delivery of this aid, the adherence to the principles of humanitarian action, and avoiding the politicization practiced by some Western countries in this context.

Minister Mikdad tackled the effects of unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people by the United States and some Western countries, which negatively reflect on the effectiveness of the work of the program and other humanitarian organizations inside Syria, in addition to the serious repercussions of these measures on all aspects of daily life, especially food and basic services provided for the Syrian citizens.

Beasley, for his part, expressed aspiration to activate cooperation between the program and the Syrian government and to enhance the effectiveness of the program in the field of building resilience.

He underlined the importance of obtaining stable and sustainable funding to seek to improve the livelihood of the Syrian citizens and not be satisfied with providing food aid in the short term.

Future work plans and the transition from emergency humanitarian assistance to recovery and medium and long-term plans were also on the table.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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