FM, Norwegian and Belgian counterparts discuss Syria

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AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi met with his Norwegian and Belgian counterparts on Monday to discuss the Arab role in reaching a political solution to the Syrian crisis. اضافة اعلان

During a phone call with Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt, Safadi stated the committee formed by the Arab League on Sunday was a follow up of meetings on the Amman and Jeddah meetings on the Syrian crisis.

Follow upSafadi stated that the league will continue to engage with the Syrian government to gradually reach a political solution to the crisis in following a step-by-step approach that is in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

He also pointed out Norway's central role as a chairman of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) for Coordination of International Aid to the Palestinian People.

He shared the severity of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories as well as the absence of prospects on the two-state solution in accordance with the approved references.

Huitfeldt affirmed her country's commitment to AHLC's framework and support to find political horizons for the Palestinian cause.

The two ministers reiterated the strong Jordanian-Norwegian ties and the adherence to advancing cooperation on regional issues.

New Arab track On a separate call, Safadi spoke to Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib to give a brief on the Syrian crisis, and discussed the crisis management approach.

During this call, he also highlighted the importance of a new Arab track to gradually solve the crisis and meet the aspirations of the Syrian people, maintain Syria's unity, cohesion, and sovereignty.

They also discussed efforts to address threats caused by the crisis, and provide conditions for the voluntary return of refugees.

They also went over relations between the two countries, underscoring their commitment to exploring broader prospects for cooperation.

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