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Việt Nam calls on international community to help Syria cope with COVID-19

Update: July, 30/2020 - 15:13

 

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held an online briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo 

NEW YORK — Việt Nam on Wednesday called on the international community to support Syria to ensure food security and enhance COVID-19 response capacity.

Speaking at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria, Ambassador Đặng Đình Quý, head of the Vietnamese mission to the UN, emphasised the importance of guaranteeing humanitarian access across all regions of Syria while maintaining security stability and implementing a ceasefire in northwest Syria as well as responding to the nationwide ceasefire appeal of the UN Secretary General.

The diplomat welcomed the support of the international community for the Syrian people and called for stronger cooperation between the Syrian government and the UN agencies on this matter.

He underlined the two priority tasks of ensuring food security and strengthening COVID-19 response for Syria.

So far, nearly 700 COVID-19 infections have been recorded in Syria. — VNS

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