DAMASCUS- During his meeting on Monday with Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Laila Bakr, on the occasion of assuming her mission in Syria, Syria`s Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said that Syria is bent on continuing efforts as regards the population despite the exceptional circumstances it is going through.
Dr. Mikdad expressed Syria's appreciation for the standing cooperation with the UNFPA, wishing her success in her missions.
He underlined Syria's desire to carry out the programs that will address population-related problems and find the appropriate solutions.
Dr. Mikdad added that any UNFPA program should be based on the real needs of the population, the nature of the Syrian society and the standing challenges to yield the hoped-for results.
In turn, UNFPA Representative Laila Bakr expressed happiness over assuming her new mission, indicating that the UNFPA is willing to cooperate with the Syrian government and continue the programs it started in Syria.
She also voiced appreciation for the progress achieved in Syria, attributing it to its cooperation and support to the UN Population Fund.