Foreign ministers from Jordan, UK discuss boosting cooperation

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Jordan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ayman Safadi on Monday discussed with his British counterpart James Cleverly ways of boosting cooperation between the two countries, the Jordan News Agency reported.

The ministers spoke of their shared desire to broaden cooperation in the areas of economics, trade, tourism, investment, and the military, as well as continuing their countries’ efforts to resolve regional conflicts and achieve security and stability.

They also focused on efforts to stop the escalation of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and progress toward achieving a just and lasting peace.

Safadi reaffirmed during the call that the only way to achieve peace was through a two-state solution, emphasizing the importance of halting illegal Israeli actions that undermined the prospects of such an eventuality.

Safadi and Cleverly discussed efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis and find the necessary conditions for the voluntary return of Syrian refugees to their country.

Safadi looked at the challenges Jordan faces as a country for Syrian refugees owing to diminishing international aid, and said that the burden of refugees was a worldwide obligation, not solely the responsibility of host countries. He praised his British counterpart for the UK’s ongoing support for Jordan’s development projects and help in response to regional crises.

Cleverly gave his appreciation of Jordan’s role as a key regional partner in efforts to strengthen security, peace, and stability.

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