Safadi: the Rukban case must be solved by Syria, not Jordan

Jordan

Published: 2017-10-08 17:18

Last Updated: 2017-10-08 17:22


There are reports that the Rukban refugee camp might close, with the fate of its residents left unknown.
There are reports that the Rukban refugee camp might close, with the fate of its residents left unknown.

Ayman Al Safadi, Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, said that the residents of Al Rukban refugee camp are Syrian refugees on Syrian lands, which makes the responsibility of managing the camp Syrian, and not Jordanian, and is a case that should be solved by Syria.

Safadi had met with ambassadors from the European Union in the Ministry Sunday, where they reviewed bilateral ties between the EU and the Kingdom.

The Minister said that Jordan’s stance will not change; and that Jordan will not allow refugees from Rukban to enter the Kingdom.

He stressed that providing humanitarian assistance to the displaced residents of the camp must come from Syria.

Safadi discussed the difficulty Jordan is facing hosting more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees, and expressed Jordan’s gratitude to the European Union for helping the Kingdom during the refugee crisis.