Deputy UN Envoy to Syria: UN would work with Syrian government to ensure safety of Palestinians and Syrians in Yarmouk Camp

Damascus, SANA- Deputy to the U.N. Envoy to Syria Ramzi Ezzedine Ramzi said the United Nations would work with the Syrian government to ensure the safety of the Palestinians and Syrians in al-Yarmouk Camp on the Damascus outskirts.

In a statement to Reuters saturday, Ramzi expressed confidence that the Syrian government would cooperate in alleviating the situation facing people al-Yarmouk Camp.

Terrorists, mostly from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in cahoots with Jabhat al-Nusra, entered the neighborhood recently and have been committing terror acts against its inhabitants, which include Palestinian refugees and Syrian citizens.

Ramzi said he left a meeting with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad on Saturday “quite satisfied and confident that there will be very good cooperation”.

“We want the inhabitants in the camp to be confident that their interest is utmost for us… We will do everything possible to ensure their safety and security whether inside – if possible – but certainly outside and we will work with the Syrian government to ensure that,” Ramzi added.

On Thursday, member of the PLO Executive Committee Ahmed Majdalani told a press conference that any future steps to be taken in Yarmouk Camp will be coordinated between Syria and the Palestinians.

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