Safadi meets with UK Foreign Secretary in London

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AMMAN UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly hosted Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Al-Safadi in London on Wednesday, according to a press statement.اضافة اعلان

The ministers affirmed their commitment to maintaining the strong strategic partnership between the UK and Jordan, based on “the rich and positive shared history between our two countries and peoples”, the statement read.

Cleverly highlighted the UK’s decision this month to include Jordan as an early participant in the UK’s Electronic Travel Authorization scheme “as a reflection of our close ties”. The scheme will bring many benefits in facilitating business and tourism travel for Jordanian visitors to the UK, according to the statement.

The two-state solutionThe foreign secretary praised Jordan’s role, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah, as a force for stability in the Middle East and a generous host of refugees, and expressed his concern about the recent increase in violence in the Palestinian Territories, affirming the UK’s active support for steps to de-escalate tensions, including the recent summits hosted by Jordan in Aqaba and Egypt in Sharm El-Sheikh.

“The UK remains committed to a two-state solution to the conflict,” the statement read.

Syria earthquake reliefThe ministers also discussed the situation in Syria following the tragic earthquake in February. Cleverly underlined the importance of unimpeded humanitarian access, so that aid reaches populations in need in Syria, including through continued cross-border access to northern Syria. 

He also affirmed the UK’s support for a political settlement in Syria in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

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