Amman consultative meeting priorities ending Syria crisis

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AMMAN — The foreign ministers of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Egypt prioritized ending the Syrian crisis in a meeting held in Amman on Monday afternoon. اضافة اعلان

The Amman Consultative Meeting marks the beginning of a series of meetings that aim to discuss and resolve the Syrian crisis in line with Security Council Resolution 2254 and address the consequences of the humanitarian, political and security crisis.

The ministers agreed on delivering humanitarian and medical aid to Syrian in cooperation and coordination between the Syrian government and the UN.

Moreover, the ministers welcomed the Syrian government's decision to open the Bab al-Salama and al-Rai crossings to UN humanitarian and medical aid after the earthquake that struck Syria on February 6, 2023.

The ministers stated that the voluntary and safe return of Syrian refugees to their country is a "top priority," and actions "must be taken immediately." They discussed strengthening cooperation between the Syrian government and refugee host countries and coordination with the UN to organize voluntary and safe returns for refugees.

According to the statement, Syria will work with Jordan and Iraq in forming two joint political/security working groups within a month to identify the sources of drug production and smuggling in Syria.

The groups will look for drug smugglers and take action to end smuggling operations.

The ministers also agreed on actions to address security challenges related to border security by establishing coordination mechanisms between the Syrian military and security agencies and their counterparts in neighboring countries.

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