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Health Minister reviews with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross the work of the Committee in Syria

Damascus (ST): The Minister of Health, Dr. Hassan Al-Ghobash discussed with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, and his accompanying delegation, the committee's work in Syria, and ways to enhance health cooperation.

Dr. Al-Ghobash stressed the need for the Committee to raise the degree of coordination in the health field with the ministry to achieve a better and faster response, especially in dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic, pointing to the importance of raising the voice in order to end the economic blockade and the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria that affect the citizen in his health and livelihood.

He expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the committee in the field of humanitarian work, stressing the importance of intensifying it to improve the health response in order to meet the needs in a way that ensures the preservation of the health of citizens.

For his part, Maurer praised the support provided by the Syrian government to the work of the Committee, stressing its desire to expand areas of humanitarian cooperation and willingness to make all possible efforts to secure the required needs.