UN aid chief: Iran can help facilitate humanitarian aid in region

UN aid chief: Iran can help facilitate humanitarian aid in region

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, said he had fruitful talks with Iran’s minister of interior and the head of country’s national disaster management organization on ways to expand bilateral cooperation in the area of humanitarian missions, Tehran Times reported. 

In his remarks, the top UN official said that he encourages Iran to become a member of the International Search and Rescue and UN Disaster and Assessment teams.

“We are seeking to strengthen our collaboration in the use of international emergency tools like the International Search and Rescue and UN Disaster Management and Coordination teams.”

The UN official expressed pleasure in “Iranian government’s continued efforts, engagement, and commitment with the United Nations providing humanitarian response to conflicts in the region” and hoped to work closer with Iran in the future.  

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