AMMAN, 19th January, 2016 (WAM) — His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan has expressed his country’s desire to boost cooperation with the UN Refugee Agency to prompt the international community to play a bigger role towards Syrian refugee crisis, in light of the growing burden borne by the Kingdom due to hosting a large number of refugees.

Jordan News Agency, Petra, quoted King Abdullah, during his meeting with Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, as stressing the importance of enhancing international efforts to ensure a continued support to countries hosting Syrian refugees, mainly Jordan. The King reviewed efforts exerted by the Kingdom to provide a round 1.3 million Syrian refugees with humanitarian aid.

Mr. Grandi expressed the UNHCR’s commitment to supporting Jordan and coordinating with government bodies to alleviate the burdens imposed on the Kingdom in this regard.