joint meeting of tof Russian and Syrian inter-agency coordination committees on repatriation of refugees to the Syrian Arab Republic and the restoration of peaceful life will take place on 26 of July 2021 in the city of Damascus.
In accordance with the decision of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the instruction of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Army General Sergey Shoigu joint meeting of Russian and Syrian inter-agency coordination committees on repatriation of refugees to the Syrian Arab Republic and the restoration of peaceful life will take place on 26 of July 2021 in capital of Syrian Arab Republic – the city of Damascus.
The Russian delegation, which includes representatives of 30 federal executive bodies and organizations, five constituent entities of the Russian Federation and the Russian Ministry of Defense, will be headed by chief of Russian coordination committee on repatriation of refugees to Syria – chief of National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation general colonel Michael Mizintsef.
Representatives of Syrian authorities and organizations and coordinators The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross will take part in the joint work of inter-agency coordination committees.
The aim of the meeting is in giving additional impetus to solving humanitarian problems in Syrian Arab Republic, assistance in the implementation of the Russian-Syrian agreements, which were reached in November of 2020 during the International Conference on the Return of Refugees to Syria.
During the meeting in period from 24 to 29 of July more than 230 men will visit Syria and Russian military transport planes will transport more than 160 of ton food, medicine, property, equipment and cargo for the provision of humanitarian assistance to the population in need.
Humanitarian actions in the transfer of humanitarian supplies to the population and the authorities of Syria will be held with part of representatives of Russian inter-agency delegation in seven cities and settlements and in centers for temporary accommodation of refugees, educational and medical institutions.
Round tables, work meetings and briefings dedicated to the main directions of Russian-Syrian cooperation, the search for ways to solve the key problems of the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland and international humanitarian assistance to the Syrian Arab Republic will take place during the forum.
In accordance of results of the work significations of 10 agreements and memoranda in the areas of jurisdictional aid, network security, customs union, trade and economic cooperation and educational activities. l
The first International conference of repatriation of refugees to the Syrian Arab Republic and Syrian recovery took place in 11-12 November 2020 in Damascus. Delegations from 27 countries including Russia, China, Iran, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Pakistan and representatives of the UNN and 12 non-governmental organizations took part in it.
The Conference was a logical continuation of joint work between interdepartmental coordination headquarters of Russia and Syria, which provide implementation of the entire range of measures for the return of refugees and the restoration of peaceful life in the Syrian Arab Republic.
According to the results of the Conference, certain decisions in order to intensify the processes of returning Syrian citizens to their homeland, internal Syrian political settlement and post-conflict reconstruction of the republic were taken. In addition, an agreement about continuation of implementation of the agreements reached.