Jordan, Spain sign two cooperation agreements, call for two-state solution

Jordan

Published: 2024-03-13 13:34

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 08:26


Jordan, Spain sign two cooperation agreements, call for two-state solution
Jordan, Spain sign two cooperation agreements, call for two-state solution

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, stated that the only way to live in peace is through a two-state solution based on the borders of June 4, 1967.

In a joint press conference on Wednesday following his meeting with his Spanish counterpart Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Jose Manuel Albares, Safadi emphasized that the “danger” is exacerbating, and Netanyahu cannot be allowed to continue this war, and causing children to die of hunger and displacing over 1.7 million people in Gaza.

Safadi stated that the purpose of the Spanish side visiting is to coordinate efforts to stop the “Israeli” aggression on Gaza and work together towards a future characterized by justice, ending injustice, and establishing a sovereign Palestinian state. “This is the only way to achieve security and stability in the region.”

Safadi noted that practical steps have been agreed upon to enhance cooperation between the two countries and build upon His Majesty King Abdullah II’s visit to Spain next year.

He announced the signing of two agreements between Jordan and Spain, the first aimed at establishing political consultations, and the second for exchanging experiences between the diplomatic institutes of both countries.

He stressed the necessity of maintaining the effective role of UNRWA to mitigate the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, noting Spain's announcement of providing 20 million euros in support to UNRWA, a significant step.

“The world cannot accept children dying of hunger and mothers thirsting while the Israeli occupation prevents the entry of aid and refuses to stop the war,” Safadi said, Spain's role is crucial in stopping this disaster, according to Safadi.

He reiterated that the Israeli occupation is using starvation as a weapon in this war, which constitutes a war crime, and that their government refuses to deliver food and medicine aid.

Safadi demanded a binding decision from the Security Council to cease fire, allow aid entry, and impose sanctions on “Israel”.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Jose Manuel Albares, stated that bilateral relations between Jordan and Spain are currently at their best.

He added, "We want to work extensively in Jordan in the sectors of water and alternative energy."

Albares pointed out that part of the aid that Spain will provide to UNRWA will reach Jordan to improve the conditions of Palestinians in camps here in Jordan, where their number reaches 2.5 million.

He emphasized the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire to facilitate unconditional entry of humanitarian aid to stop the killing of Palestinians who are dying of hunger, not just from shelling.

Albares added, "No state should be above the law," referring to the Israeli occupation's violation of international laws in this war and killing of children and civilians.

"Spain stopped issuing permits for arms supplies to [Israel] since October 7 and imposed sanctions," he added.

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