Reem Al Hashimi co-chairs meeting of the Friends of Syria working group

Berlin: UAE Minister of State Reem Al Hashimi and German Foreign Minister Guido Pfister Welle co-chaired on Tuesday in Berlin, the second meeting of the working group of the ‘Friends of Syria’ concerned with rebuilding the Syrian economy.

Al Hashimi reviewed the efforts of the UAE in support of the Syrian people in economic and humanitarian fields, the latest of which was the establishment of a camp and a sophisticated field hospital on the Jordanian-Syrian border in order to alleviate the suffering of Syrian refugees.

The participants discussed the progress achieved in implementing four worksheets approved during the first meeting held in Abu Dhabi last May, which centered on providing emergency aid and donor coordination, development of economic legislation and activation of the role of the private sector to help the future of the Syrian economy.

The UAE delegation to the meeting was composed of Khalid Ghanim Al Ghaith, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs and Mohammed Ahmed Al Mahmoud, UAE Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.