Published: 2021-05-26 21:50
Last Updated: 2021-07-26 19:02
Wednesday, Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi and his American counterpart Antony Blinken discussed the Mideast peace process and cementing Jordan-US relations.
Safadi and Blinken emphasized the importance of upholding the ceasefire in Gaza and preventing escalation.
Safadi praised the US for supporting the Kingdom in weathering the economic challenges it is facing, afterwhich the two diplomats discussed further means to enhance the cooperation and 'strategic ties' between them.
Safadi also commended the US for its part in bringing an end to the escalation in Palestinian territories and achieving a ceasefire.
The meeting highlighted the importance of rebuilding Gaza and providing its population with immediate humanitarian aid, emphasizing the need that any such efforts should be coordinated with the Palestinian Authorities, United Nations, Egypt and other partners.
Safadi highlighted the importance of the Joe Biden Administration's 'positive' positions and decisions in support of the two-state solution and in upholding the historical status quo in Occupied Jerusalem.
He also commended the US for rejecting the Israeli Occupation's unilateral decisions in Jerusalem, including forced displacement of families and settlement expansion, emphasizing that they undermine peace.
He also highlighted the significance of the decision to reopen its consulate in East Jerusalem and resume financial support for the PA and UNRWA.
In turn, Blinken praised Jordan for its part in realizing peace and stability, underscoring the continued coordination and cooperation in bringing an end to the escalation in the Palestinian territories and achieving a ceasefire.