FM participates in NATO summit in Brussels

Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman Safadi, said His Majesty King Abdullah II appreciated the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)’s support to Jordan and reaffirmed its partnership with the alliance to achieve security, stability and peace.

Safadi, who participated Thursday at the NATO summit in Brussels deputizing for King Abdullah, said: “Jordan will continue to be a reliable partner in efforts to achieve peace and stability and address threats to our common security.”

The foreign minister, who represented the Kingdom at the group of advanced-status partners with the bloc, added that Jordan is committed to continuing to fight terrorism, commending victories the international militarily coalition against Daesh had achieved in Syria and Iraq.

Safadi stressed that resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution, which guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on pre-June 4, 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital that lives in peace and security with Israel is the key to regional peace and stability.

During his meetings in Brussels since yesterday evening, Safadi underlined that importance of the Middle East’s security and stability to the international peace and security requires effective and rapid action to address regional crises, first and foremost is the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

He warned of the continued lack of political horizon to end the occupation and meet the right of the Palestinian people to freedom and the statehood.

Safadi highlighted the latest developments in the Syrian crisis and its impacts on the Kingdom’s security and economy.

Jordan has had its fair share in terms of receiving refugees as international support falls to help meeting the needs of 1.3 million Syrians Jordan is currently hosting and providing them with education, health services and jobs.

He stressed the importance of reaching a political settlement to the Syrian crisis according to an US-Russian consensus.

The NATO lauded Jordan’s role, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah, in achieving stability in the region.

NATO foreign ministers underlined the centrality of the Jordanian role and the uniqueness of the Jordanian model as a force of stability and a reliable partner in the fight against terrorism, as well as its humanitarian role towards refugees and their commitment to continue to support Jordan.

On the sidelines of the NATO summit, the foreign minister met with a number of counterparts participating in the meeting, as well as the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

Source: Jordan News Agency