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Mikdad: Syria is keen on boosting cooperation with ICRC

Damascus, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad on Tuesday received Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the accompanying delegation.

Mikdad expressed the government's appreciation over the efforts exerted by ICRC in the humanitarian field in Syria, expressing Syria's keenness on facilitating the Committee's activity and deepening the joint cooperation.

He hailed the continuous development of ICRC in the field of spreading awareness on the importance of the international humanitarian law in cooperation with the Syrian National Committee for International Humanitarian Law through organizing numerous workshops in this domain with the national bodies concerned.

For his part, Maurer expressed appreciation over the relations binding Syria with ICRC and the facilitations provided by the Syrian government for the Committee's work.

He pointed out to the keenness of ICRC on continuing to broaden activities in Syria in different levels in cooperation with the Syrian government and Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency