Foreign and Expatriates Minister , Fayssal Mikdad , asserted that the multilateral collaboration is the only way to overcome the world challenges , achieve sustainable development goals , and bolster the development partnership.
Delivering a speech at 46th Annual Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China held Friday on the sideline of the UNGA works ,Minister Mikdad hailed the Group’s continuous support to Syria including submitting the annual draft resolution on the permanent sovereignty of the Syrian and Palestinian peoples over their natural resources and its firm stance towards the Palestinian Cause and the occupied Syrian Golan ,along with rejecting the unilateral coercive measures that undermine the efforts of progress and development.
Minister Mikdad underscored that Syria is consistent in fighting the terrorist and economic war waged against it ,adding that the Syrians aspire to the Group’s continuous support for the reconstruction and returing to the development path in the country.
Minister Mikdad also met with Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) , where the talks touched upon the international efforts in promotion of dialogue, the values of tolerance and understanding among civilizations, cultures ,as well as countering hatred speech and the terrorism from which the whole world suffer.
Moratinos said that Syria is a an example to follow in tolerance ,coexisting and openness ,noting to its prestigious historical place.
The High Representative invited Minister Mikdad to attend the 9th Global Forum in the city of Fez due to be held on November 22 and 23.