(120814) -- DAMASCUS, Aug. 14, 2012 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations (UN) humanitarian chief Valerie Amos (L) meets with Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad (R) in Damascus, capital of Syria, on Aug. 14, 2012. Amos arrived in Syria Tuesday morning and held meeting with Syrian officials in the Syrian Foreign Ministry, sources told Xinhua. The content of the discussions were not immediately known but the aim of the visit was to discuss ways to scale up the humanitarian response, according to Jens Laerke, spokesman of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (Xinhua/Hazim) (syq)
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