Austria’s Kneissl Thanks Lavrov For Supporting Vienna’s Mine Clearance Initiative In Syria

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl expressed gratitude on Tuesday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for supporting Vienna‘s initiative on humanitarian mine clearance in Syria, which is aimed at helping create conditions for the return of refugees and displaced people.

Last November, Kneissl announced that Austria and Slovenia launched a joint mine clearance initiative in the Arab country. In December 2018, the foreign minister said that the Austrian government would provide 2 millionEuros (around $2.2 million) for demining efforts in northeastern Syria.

“I would like, on behalf of my entire delegation, to sincerely thank minister Lavrov for support, for a very interesting exchange of views, regarding our initiative on mine clearance in Syria.

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Source: Urdu Point