The Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations, Ambassador Bassam Sabbagh, presented the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to the picture of the Syrian efforts in facing the repercussions of the devastating earthquake that struck the country at dawn today.
Ambassador Sabbagh conveyed to Guterres, during her meeting today, a message from Dr. Faisal Al-Miqdad, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, which included a presentation of what the Syrian government had done, within the framework of its emergency action plan, to confront the repercussions of the devastating earthquake that struck the Syrian Arab Republic at dawn today, including by mobilizing all Ministries, institutions and concerned authorities to mobilize all capabilities to face the repercussions of this humanitarian disaster.
The letter also included a reference to the appeal launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in the Syrian Arab Republic to the Member States of the United Nations, the General Secretariat of the Organization, its agencies, funds, international organizations, and humanitarian partners to extend a helping hand to support the efforts made by the Syrian government in facing the repercussions of the humanitarian disaster. Especially with regard to the search for survivors and the rescue of those trapped under the rubble.
In addition to providing food and health assistance and shelter supplies to those affected by this natural disaster throughout Syria, in accordance with the standards of humanitarian work established by General Assembly Resolution No. 46/182, and in coordination and cooperation with the Syrian government.
For his part, the Secretary-General expressed his condolences and solidarity with the people and government of the Syrian Arab Republic, and reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to do everything in its power to help Syria overcome the effects of this humanitarian catastrophe.
In his response to the journalists' questions after the meeting, Ambassador Sabbagh affirmed Syria's readiness to coordinate with the United Nations to provide humanitarian aid to all Syrians throughout the country, indicating that the Syrian government has mobilized all efforts to achieve this goal, including cooperation with all those who wish to provide assistance to all. Syrians.
He stressed that Syria is ready to work with everyone who wishes to provide assistance to the Syrians from inside Syria, and that access from inside Syria is available, and whoever wishes to do so must coordinate with the Syrian government.
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