Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi (Petra)
Rome (UNA-OIC) – Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Monday reiterated the kingdom’s support of a political solution to the more than a decade-long Syrian crisis.
In a meeting on the Syrian crisis held in Italy’s capital Rome, Safadi emphasized the importance of doing more to realize a political solution to the crisis, highlighting that any solution should preserve Syria’s territorial integrity.
He also underscored the need to uphold security in the country, especially in the southern parts, stressing there should be a mechanism that would ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance to whoever is in need.
The Jordanian minister warned of the reduction in the international support for refugees, host countries, and UN organizations and agencies. He stated that Jordan is hosting more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees, noting that it is the responsibility of the international community to offer them a decent living.
Safadi also met with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen to discuss the international effort to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
Monday’s meeting that was called by the United States and Italy saw the participation of the UK, Germany, France, Ireland, Norway, Canada, Japan, Iraq, Turkey, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Nations, and the European Union.