Jordanian Foreign Minister meets US Congress delegation


Published: 2019-04-15 17:03

Last Updated: 2023-03-15 07:18

Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman Safadi
Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman Safadi

Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman Safadi met on Monday, April 15, 2019, with a delegation from the US Congress, including members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Adam Kinzinger and Vicente González, and a member of the US House Committee on Appropriations, Tom Graves, who are visiting the Kingdom under the auspices of the United Nations Foundation.

Safadi briefed the delegation on regional developments, especially those related to the Palestinian conflict, the Syrian crisis and the war against terrorism.

During the meeting, Safadi pointed to the depth of the strategic relations between Jordan and the US along with the Kingdom's appreciation for the support provided by the US.

Safadi also stressed that despite the difficult economic situation and the pressures exerted on several vital sectors in the Kingdom after hosting about 1,300,000 Syrian citizens, Jordan continues to provide all support to refugees.

Safadi noted that Jordan was dealing with exceptional circumstances as a result of the burden of asylum and the repercussions of the regional crises, which required exceptional international action to assist Jordan in meeting these challenges.

Safadi reiterated Jordan's firm stance on the need to intensify efforts aimed at achieving a comprehensive and lasting peace in the region based on a two-state solution that guarantees the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 4th of June 1967 lines with east Jerusalem as its capital.

The meeting also discussed international efforts to fight against terrorism, which is still a threat that must be combated in a comprehensive, military, security and intellectual manner.

The delegation stressed the importance of Jordan's role and the efforts of His Majesty King Abdullah II in enhancing regional security and stability, and stressed the importance of strengthening Jordan-US relations.