Jordan's FM holds meeting with US assistant secretary of state

(Photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)
AMMAN —  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, met with US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, on Saturday. اضافة اعلان

The meeting reaffirmed the strength of the strategic partnership between Jordan and the US, underscoring its significance in maintaining security and stability in the region, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Regional issues and cooperation.

During the discussion, Safadi expressed his appreciation for the support extended by the US to Jordan, particularly in addressing economic challenges and mitigating the repercussions of regional crises.

This support has been instrumental in helping Jordan navigate through turbulent times, he said.

Leaf emphasized the crucial role that Jordan plays in resolving regional crises. The country's efforts and contributions in this regard have been recognized and are vital for achieving peace and stability in the region, she added.

The two officials engaged in conversations on various regional issues, including the Palestinian cause, efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis, and the challenges posed by Syrian refugees.

Halting dangerous deterioration in occupied Palestinian territories
Safadi underscored the importance of the US taking a leading role in halting the dangerous deterioration of the occupied Palestinian territories. He emphasized the need for calm and urged progress toward a genuine political solution based on the two-state framework, in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions and approved references.

In addition, the foreign minister called for an end to all illegal measures that undermine the prospects of a two-state solution, while emphasizing the importance of implementing the commitments made during the Aqaba and Sharm El-Sheikh meetings.

Political solution to Syrian crisis
Safadi also stressed the urgency of activating targeted efforts to achieve a political solution to the Syrian crisis. He highlighted the Arab initiatives launched subsequent to the Jeddah and Amman meetings, which aim to contribute to a step-by-step methodology in line with UN Resolution 2254.

Moreover, Safadi called for intensified efforts to create the necessary conditions for the voluntary and safe return of Syrian refugees. He expressed concern over the decline in international support for these refugees, as well as the strains faced by host countries and United Nations organizations in assisting them.

Concluding the meeting, Safadi and Leaf agreed to continue their cooperation, coordination, and joint action to further enhance the longstanding friendship between Jordan and the US.

Read more National news
Jordan News