Al-Miqdad: Terrorism, coercive measures are the main world challenges

In the presence of 18 foreign ministers, the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal Al-Miqdad participated in the 1st ministerial meeting of “the Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations” that was held on Thursday. 
Al-Miqdad referred in his speech to the challenges that face a number of member countries including Syria, mainly the spread of terrorism which is supported by some UN member states and the coercive unilateral measures as well as the attempts of intervention in internal affairs in a flagrant violation of UN charter and international law.
The participating ministers affirmed that the UN charter still is the superior document at the international level to which all should adhere and defend.
They adopted a joint political declaration in which they asserted their determination to go ahead with work  to guarantee adherence to the UN charter in the light of the current international relations . 
The ministers also underscored the importance of international cooperation to confront emerged dangers , especially Covid-19. 
Basma Qaddour