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British MPs speak on Jordan’s ‘pivotal’ role in Middle East

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His Majesty King Abdullah and British MP Alicia Kearns on October 28, 2021. (Photo: Alicia Kearns’ Twitter account)
AMMAN — Members of the British House of Commons affirmed Jordan’s role in promoting stability in the Middle East, expressing their “remarkable” confidence in His Majesty King Abdullah and his pivotal role in the region and the world.اضافة اعلان

In their interviews with the Jordan News Agency, Petra on Saturday, the British MPs said the King is a “key” UK ally, and enjoys “considerable” international respect.

David Jones, chair for the All-Party Parliamentary Jordan Group and member of the House of Commons, said Britain is aware of Jordan’s “pivotal” importance in the Middle East, as a “major, trusted” player in the region to lead dialogue.

Jones noted the two kingdoms’ friendship extends back 100 years, adding: “I believe that the people and government of Jordan understand that Britain will be a strong supporter of Amman’s role in the Middle East.”

Thr MP indicated that His Majesty enjoys “remarkable” international respect, as the longest serving head of state in the region, and has many years of experience.

Pointing to Jordan’s Middle East role, he said Jordan is hosting more than 3 million refugees, lauding its efforts to receive waves of Syrian refugees, which has led to more pressures on the Kingdom.

“London is aware that Jordan needs support, and unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to reducing volumes of aid provided by a number of countries to address the region’s refugee crisis in the region,” he noted.

Jones confirmed continued work with a number of British MPs to encourage the British government to provide the “required” support to Jordan, to enable it to provide services to refugees.

The Hashemite custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem is a stabilizing factor and bears “key” importance, especially as the Israelis seek to expand settlements around Jerusalem, he pointed out.

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