Khamis: Syria determined to achieve sustainable development goals for 2030
Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:48
Damascus – Prime Minister Imad Khamis said on Thursday that the Syrian government is committed to realize the sustainable development and its universal goals for 2030 in light of the national priorities and the developmental initiatives.
“In spite of all challenges and the coercive economic measures imposed on Syria, the government has continued working, according to priorities, to carry out the service and pivotal projects, rehabilitating and maintaining infrastructure and launching the production process in the public and private facilities in addition to securing the basic needs for citizens,” Khamis added in a speech in a meeting at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts.
The International Cooperation and Planning Institution in Syria launched today the First National Report for the Sustainable Development.
The report includes 17 goals, most importantly is providing food security, boosting agriculture, overcoming poverty, ensuring good education, clean water and realizing equality between the two genders.
For his part, Director of the Planning institution, Emad Sabbouni, said the report aims to analyze and diagnose the status of sustainable development in Syria, adding that the government has put the national program for post-war Syria which is considered as a national strategic plan for 2030 to treat the impacts of the crisis.
Meanwhile, Deputy foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad affirmed that launching the report, though limited resources, difficulties and the huge destruction left by terrorist organizations, in addition to the economic unjust sanctions, shows Syria’s determination to reach the goals of the sustainable development.
For his part, Director of UN Development Program in Syria David Acopyan, pointed out that overcoming poverty and building up a future for all states are considered main goals of the suitable development.