JORDAN WARNS AGAINST DROP IN AID TO SYRIAN REFUGEES, HOST COUNTRIES
AMMAN, Jordan on Saturday warned against any decline in international aid to support the Syrian refugees and their host countries.
The warning was issued by Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi during his meeting with EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides in the capital Amman.
It is essential to provide Jordan with needed support to help the kingdom overcome the burden of hosting 1.3 million Syrian refugees, around 90 percent of whom live outside refugee camps, Safadi said.
The only solution to the Rukban camp for Syrian refugees, which is located in the Syrian territory, is to secure their safe return to their cities and towns, the minister noted.
He said the international community should shoulder its responsibilities in the issue of Syrian refugees.
Meanwhile, Safadi reiterated the need for a political solution in Syria that ensures the unity of all Syrians and the territorial integrity of the country.
Discussions also focused on regional issues including the need to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory on the basis of the two-state solution that leads to the creation of an independent Palestinian state.
For his part, Stylianides voiced appreciation for Jordan’s efforts and services provided for the Syrian refugees.
Jordan is a strategic partner of the EU in the region and the EU will continue to support the Arab kingdom, the EU official said.
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