Jordanian Minister: repatriation of Syrian refugees to remain voluntary

Jordan

Published: 2018-09-09 17:07

Last Updated: 2018-09-10 10:09


Jordanian Minister: repatriation of Syrian refugees to remain voluntary
Jordanian Minister: repatriation of Syrian refugees to remain voluntary
Roya News Source

Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Mary Kawar, said that Jordan continues to stay committed to hosting Syrian refugees until they choose to return to their country on their own, stressing that the refugees return to Syria will not be enforced.

This came during the Minister’s meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Carol O'Connell, where the two discussed the Syrian-refugee crisis and the challenges it reflects on the Jordanian economy and on sectors including that of services, education, health and infrastructure.

Kawar stressed the importance of the international support provided to the Jordanian government at this stage, adding that in order for Jordan to continue providing necessary services to the refugees, the international should shoulder its responsibility towards the refugees in the Kingdom. The Minister also commended the assistance that Jordan is receiving from the US, emphasizing that hosting more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees had significantly impacted all local sectors and services.

O'Connell praised the great role that Jordan plays in providing humanitarian aid and relief services to the refugees, expressing that the efforts made by the Kingdom are evident and highly appreciated.