FM, British counterpart discuss ties, region

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in the caretaker government Ayman Safadi on Sunday discussed with the British minister of state for the Middle East Alistair Burt, Jordanian-British relations and means to further develop them, especially in economic, trade and defense fields.

During the meeting, the two ministers reviewed regional developments, especially those related to the Palestinian issue and the

Syrian crisis, and stressed the need to intensify efforts aimed at finding political solutions to the crises of the region.

The two ministers affirmed the importance of ending the suffering of the Gaza Strip, stressing the need to deliver humanitarian, and medical assistance to the Palestinians in the coastal enclave.

They agreed that resolving the crisis in the Gaza Strip would be political and will be achieved through solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of a two-state solution.

The two ministers also discussed the financial crisis facing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and highlighted the need to continue international support for the agency.

Safadi outlined the Kingdom’s vision and policies towards the regional challenges and efforts led by His Majesty King Abdullah II to promote security and stability and achieve comprehensive peace.

Source: Jordan News Agency