Jordan FM, British minister discuss regional developments

AMMAN, 16th February, 2016 (WAM) -- Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Nasser Judeh, have discussed with British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood, results of 'Supporting Syria' conference held earlier this month in London.

Jordan News Agency, PETRA, reported that the two officials reviewed the latest developments in Syria and the statement issued following the Munich Security Conference to end hostilities and violence in Syria, resume Geneva talks and allow the entry of humanitarian aid to Syria.

Judeh reiterated Jordan's stance under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan that calls for a political solution in Syrian and guarantees the security and territorial integrity of the country. He stressed the importance of arriving at this solution based on the UN Security Council resolution 2254 and the Geneva 1 resolutions.

The minister also spoke about the burden shouldered by the Kingdom as a result of hosting a large number of Syrian refugees, who are placing an increasing pressure on the Kingdom's water, energy, education and health sectors.

Judeh and Ellwood also discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian territories as well as the importance of re-launching serious talks between Palestinians and Israelis that would lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The discussions also covered the developments in Libya, Iraq and Yemen as well as the need to reach political solutions to crises in the three countries through dialogue.

The two ministers called for intensifying international efforts to fight terrorism and extremism that threaten global peace and security. The British minister voiced his country's appreciation for Jordan's role to achieve security and stability in the region.


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