Published: 2020-12-04 16:55
Last Updated: 2020-12-04 17:09
Thursday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi participated in a special session of the UN General Assembly to survey the wreckage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the session, Safadi stressed the importance of adopting mechanisms that guarantee a fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
He said that such mechanisms will contribute to revitalizing the global economy. In order to overcome the reprecussions of the coronavirus crisis, each country must invest in strengths in order to form regional and international networks that provide basic needs including food, health and education, Safadi said.
Safadi also discussed Jordan's capabilities regarding refugees, he said Jordan hosts more 3.6 million refugees, 1.3 million of which are Syrians, adding that this is a responsibility that the Kingdom performs with all its capabilities to ensure good living conditions for refugees.
He praised the support provided by partners in the international community to help Jordan meet the needs of refugees. He stressed the need to continue working together to provide the necessary, sufficient and sustainable support to the refugees and host communities to continue to meet their basic needs.
Safadi called on the international community to respond to the appeal of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the High Commissioner for Refugees, as well as provide the necessary financing that both organizations need to continue providing their services, especially during the coronavirus crisis.