Jordan will continue mobilizing support for UNRWA, says FM

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AMMAN — Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said that Jordan will continue working with international partners to mobilize support and ensure that the international community continues to provide the necessary financial support to UNRWA.اضافة اعلان

Safadi, on Sunday, during a phone call from UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini welcomed the decision of the UN General Assembly to extend the UNRWA’s mandate in December.

He emphasized the centrality of UNRWA’s role in providing vital services to 5.7 million Palestinian refugees in its five areas of operations and in accordance with the UN mandate. Safadi also highlighted its role in efforts to consolidate regional security and stability.

The UN agency needs to continue its operations until the Palestinian refugee issue is resolved in accordance with relevant international references and resolutions, he said, including Resolution No. 194. This is within a just and comprehensive solution based on the two-state solution, which embodies the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state with occupied Jerusalem as its capital on the pre-June 4, 1967, he added.

Safadi called for diversifying UNRWA's funding sources and ensuring its sustainability, within the framework of sharing the responsibility. He urged donors to make multi-year pledges and adhere to them.

Lazzarini expressed appreciation for Jordan's efforts to mobilize international support for the UNRWA.

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