On the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony, Ambassador Sabbagh met with Nicaraguan Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada as the two sides discussed the bilateral relations between both countries and means to develop and strengthen them in various domains, including the ways of benefiting from the expertise of both countries in overcoming all challenges facing them.
On behalf of President Bashar al-Assad and the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic, Ambassador Bassam Sabbagh, Permanent Representative to the UN and non-resident Ambassador to Nicaragua, congratulated Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega on his re-election for a new presidential term.
Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faysal Mikdad briefed Syrian citizens in the US on the efforts exerted by the Syrian government to restore security and stability all over the country and rebuild what has been destroyed by terrorism in a way that contributes to the return of the displaced and refugees to their Home.
The work of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Syria and means to enhance its activities in the domain of the early recovery and the support for resilience were the main points of discussion during a meeting between Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad and Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, met in New York with the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and expressed his satisfaction with the priorities that the latter set in his opening speech before the General Assembly, especially achieving just peace in the world, bridging the gap between the rich and poor countries, the equitable distribution of anti-Covid 19 vaccines, and confronting climate change.
On friday, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faysal Mikdad met Abdullah Shahid and congratulated him on his election as the President of United Nations General Assembly.
Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faysal Mikdad met UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen who briefed him on the efforts exerted in the context of facilitating the convening of the 6th round of the Committee for Discussing the Constitution, referring to the meetings and communications he has conducted recently in this regard.
For his part, Mikdad stressed that the committee has to work under Syrian leadership and ownership , and pave the way for its members to discuss issues related to the committee’s work without any foreign interference.
Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faysal Mikdad, participated in the First Ministerial meeting of “the Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations” held on Thursday in the presence of Foreign Ministers of 18 countries.
Minister Mikdad referred to the challenges that encounter a number of member states, among them Syria, on top, the danger of terrorism which is backed some UN member states and the coercive unilateral measures in addition to attempts of intervention in domestic affairs in a flagrant violation of UN charter and international law.
On wednesday, Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, visited the Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, and discussed with Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr.
UN General Assembly held on Wednesday a high-level meeting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of adopting the declaration and work plan of Durban on racial discrimination .
Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Bashar al-Jaafari said that Syria’s delegation welcomes convening this international conference which is considered as a remarkable event in the struggle to improve the lives of millions of people who are victims of discrimination and extremism all over the world.