Senate committee, FM discuss regional developments

Amman, The Arab and International Affairs Committee in the Senate and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, on Sunday met to discuss the Jordanian positions toward the latest developments in the region.

President of the Senate, Faisal Fayez, who heads the committee, highlighted the challenges facing the Arab and Muslim world and the huge subsequent burdens that necessitate “rallying together,” noting that Jordan, thanks to the wisdom of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the awareness among Jordanians and the resilience of the security and armed forces, has managed to come through and preserve the country’s stability and security.

Safadi highlighted the regional developments and efforts exerted by the Kingdom aimed at solving the region’s crises in line with its principles.

He emphasized that Jordan’s position on the Palestinian cause is “unwavering” and is based on meeting all of the Palestinian legitimate demands, especially its right to freedom and the setting up of a sovereign state in the pre-June, 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital, stressing that reaching comprehensive peace in the region is contingent on meeting these demands.

“Jordan’s position and efforts are clear and well-known to the entire world,” he explained.

On the Syrian issue, Safadi said that Jordan works in collaboration with all concerned parties and the international community to pool efforts in an attempt to reach a political solution accepted by the Syrians. He said: “Jordan wants the Syrian crisis to end and does every thing its power to achieve this.”

Source: Jordan News Agency