Al-Mikdad to Krahenbuhl: Syria Never Discriminated between Syrians and Palestinians

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has spared no effort as to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians wherever they are in Syria and the government has treated the Palestinians in the same way as their Syrian brothers, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal al-Mikdad has stressed.

He made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre Krahenbuhl and the accompanying delegation.

 Al-Mikdad voiced Syria's support for UNRWA against attempts to cancel the organization, being the only UN body that cares about the Palestinian refugees. He asserted that such attempts come within the framework of efforts by some parties, mainly Israel and its supporters to obliterate the Palestinians' just rights, including their right to return to their original homeland.

"Syria is sparing no effort as to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians wherever they are in Syria whether in the camps or outside the camps. The Palestinians receive equal treatment like their Syrian brothers," al-Mikdad said, pointing out that Syria has never discriminated between the Syrians and the Palestinians or stopped supporting the just Palestinian cause despite all the pressure it has been exposed to.

On his part, Krahenbuhl expressed UNRWA's appreciation over the decades-old cooperation between Syria and the organization and over Syria's efforts to provide services and facilitations to the Palestinian refugees despite the crisis circumstances, affirming the UN body's keenness on  enhancing this cooperation.

Hamda Mustafa

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