Amman (UNA-OIC) – Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi has underscored the need to find a real prospect for resolving the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution, which embodies the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with occupied Jerusalem as its capital.
In a dialogue session during the Rome Conference for Mediterranean Dialogues, Safadi warned that the current situation was unsustainable, as a political horizon is absent and the economic challenges facing the Palestinian people and the Palestinian National Authority are exacerbated.
Safadi also stressed the need to continue providing financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), pointing out that the continuing financial deficit in its budget hinders its ability to provide vital services to refugees, including education for more than 560,000 students.
He affirmed that the Palestinian issue will remain a priority for Jordan, pointing to his country’s relentless efforts aimed at launching effective and productive peaceful efforts to resolve the conflict on the basis of the two-state solution.
Safadi warned that undermining the two-state solution “will make the reality of one state the only outcome, and this reality will be ugly, as it will perpetuate an apartheid state.”