FM, Norwegian counterpart discuss regional developments

Amman, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Tuesday met with Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide and discussed bilateral relations and regional developments.

The two ministers said both countries are keen to strengthen their relations and deepen coordination and cooperation in the economic, investment, and defense fields.

Safadi and Soreide emphasized that the two countries will intensify their efforts to break the deadlock in peacemaking to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution.

The two ministers underlined the need to address the financial deficit of the UNRWA, stressing the need to intensify efforts to provide the support needed by the Agency to continue its services to Palestine refugees.

The two ministers discussed the humanitarian situation in Gaza and stressed the need to end the suffering of people in the Gaza Strip.

The Norwegian minister whose country heads the Special Committee to Support the Palestinian Economy, outlined her country’s efforts to address the challenges that Gaza strip faces and launch projects that address the needs of people in the strip.

The two ministers also discussed the latest developments in Syria and stressed the need to reach a political solution to end the crisis.

Safadi and Soreide discussed the Syrian refugee crisis and the burdens borne by the Kingdom as a result of hosting around 1.3 million Syrians.

The two ministers also discussed the war against terrorism, where the Norwegian minister praised the role of Jordan in this regard.

In joint press statements after the meeting, Safadi underlined the key role of Norway to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and achieve security and stability in the region. He also praised Norway’s position in supporting the two-state solution.

The Norwegian foreign minister stressed the strong bilateral relations between Jordan and Norway, highlighting her country’s keenness to strengthen cooperation with Jordan in various fields. She also praised Jordan’s efforts in dealing with the Syrian refugees’ issue.

Source: Jordan News Agency