FM meets Pedersen over efforts to end Syrian crisis

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi (right) meets with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen on February 6, 2022. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi, on Sunday, discussed with the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir O. Pedersen, efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Safadi and Pedersen stressed the importance of concerted efforts to achieve progress on the path to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis and address its repercussions.

Safadi said the Kingdom continues to work with the UN, international, and regional partners to push a political solution to end Syria crisis, preserve its unity, restore its security and stability, and create the necessary conditions for the voluntary and safe return of Syrian refugees.

This joint endeavor also aims to remove terrorism from Syria and address the consequences of the humanitarian, security, and political crisis and restore Damascus's role in the region, according to Safadi.

Safadi valued the UN efforts in this regard, stressing the importance of its role in efforts to end the crisis.

Safadi also briefed the UN envoy on the challenges facing the Kingdom as a result of the continuing Syrian crisis and the increasing refuge burdens.

Pointing to the increasing dangers of drug smuggling from Syrian territory into Jordan, Safadi indicated that the Kingdom will take all necessary measures to eliminate this danger and protect its security and national interests.

Safadi warned of the difficult repercussions of the drop in international support for Syrian refugees and the refugee-hosting countries and communities, adding that providing a decent living for refugees is a shared responsibility of the host countries and the international community.

Pedersen, for his part, updated Safadi on his efforts and recent meetings aimed to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

Stressing the importance of continuous Jordan-UN cooperation in this field, Pedersen lauded the Kingdom's "remarkable" humanitarian role in hosting Syrian refugees and providing them with a decent life.

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