Published: 2017-09-13 10:32
Last Updated: 2017-09-13 11:22
Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi charied a committee aiming to follow up on implementing decisions made during the Arab summit that took place in Amman last March.
Petra News Agency reports that during the meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Safadi stressed Jordan's support for implementing decisions protecting the interests of the Arab nation.
Foreign Ministers at the meeting discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian cause, the Syrian war and crises in Libya and Yemen.
They also discussed Iranian intervention in Arab affairs, including the disputed islands of Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs with the UAE. An emphasis was also placed on national security, combating terrorism, and supporting Lebanon, Djibouti and Somalia.
In a separate meeting, Safadi and and the Arab League's Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, discussed means to enhance joint Arab action and the role of the Arab League in pan-Arab affairs.
Moreover, Safadi attended the 148th ordinary session of the Arab League’s council at the ministerial level, where he stressed the importance of the "two-state solution" to ensure regional stability, as well as preservation of Muslim and Christian holy sites in the city of Jerusalem.
Defeating terrorism was also on Safadi's agenda, stressing the need to alleviate circumstances which compromise the security of the people, and motivate the radicalization of some individuals.
Finally, Safadi highlighted the importance of upholding the Geneva 1 resolutions and UN Security Council Resolution 2254, in order to reach a political solution for the crisis in Syria and preserve its unity.
Outside of the meeting, Safadi met with Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukri to discuss boosting bilateral relations between Cairo and Amman, among other coordinatve efforts in the United Nations.