Transcript of Press Stakeout of United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Mr. Geir O. Pedersen After Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Mr. Fayssal Mekdad
I will be very brief. I told his Excellency the Foreign Minister Dr. Fayssal Mekdad my deepest condolences for the losses that have affected all the Syrian people and I expressed our mourning for the loss of life. And I also assured him that the United Nations would do whatever we can to support the Syrian people in this crisis.
We also emphasised the need to work in all areas of Syria, and I was pleased to hear reassurances from the Syrian government that they will support us in the work that we are doing all over Syria. Of course, as you all know there has been a particular challenge immediately after the earthquake struck to get support into the northwest. We think that is now being corrected, but of course it can't really fix all the troubles we had at the very beginning. But now support is coming in. And it is important as I said that we get more resources, that we get assistance in crossline and cross-border. So, as I said our focus now is on helping the Syrian people.
Thank you so much, thank you.