Published: 2018-04-05 23:23
Last Updated: 2018-04-06 11:58
Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Al-Safadi and his German counterpart, Heiko Maas held a joint press conference on Thursday in Amman after their meeting where they discussed various crises in the region.
During his remarks, Safadi asserted that in order for Syria to resolve the conflict and maintain unity a political solution backed up by a Russian-American agreement had to be reached. He stressed on the importance of maintaining the de-escalation zones that guarantee the safety of civilians.
Maas expressed his country’s support for the Iran nuclear deal but also voiced criticism toward their interference in Syria.
Safadi continued to talk about Jordan’s commitment to providing the basic rights of Syrian refugees but insisted that the international community should share the financial burden. In his response, Maas agreed with Safadi and acknowledged that the 80 percent of refugees who lived outside refugee camps posed a further challenge to Jordan.
Safadi also pointed to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a major source of tension in the in the Middle East and expressed Jordan’s concern for the clashes in Gaza, adding that Jordan aims to see the establishment of a Palestinian state.
On his turn, Maas recognized Jordan’s role in achieving stability in the region and asserted that Germany will not back up a solution to the Pa-is conflict without proper negotiations between the parties.
Safadi also talked about the conflict in Yemen and said Jordan’s role in the Arab coalition would remain in accordance to international law.