Dutch ambassador’s statement blatant interference in internal affairs, breach of diplomatic norms

The statement of the Dutch ambassador in Amman, Harry Verweij, after his meeting with State Minister for Media Affairs Faisal al-Shboul, constituted a blatant interference in the internal affairs of Jordan and a violation of diplomatic norms, international laws and United Nations charters adopted in this regard.


In accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, that no state has the right to intervene directly or indirectly for any reason whatsoever in the internal or external affairs of any other state.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates voiced its rejection of the Dutch ambassador in Amman’s statement following a courtesy meeting with al-Shboul, noting that it was astonished by the ambassador’s interference in a radio license application for a non-Jordanian and non-Dutch person.


The ministry added that it was “incomprehensible” that an ambassador representing a friendly country interfered in a case governed by laws and regulations with full transparency.


It stressed that Jordan is always open to frank dialogue that approaches all issues with all partners and friendly countries through diplomatic channels and direct contact, in accordance with diplomatic norms, but that it does not accept interference in its internal affairs.


Following the incident, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation summoned the Netherlands’ ambassador to Abu Dhabi.


It informed him of the Gulf nation’s strong protest and denunciation of the interference of his country’s ambassador to Jordan in the kingdom’s internal affairs.


It is noteworthy that Jordan’s foreign policy is based on respect for the sovereignty and independence of other countries and non-interference in their internal affairs. The Kingdom’s commitment to this principle is embodied by its rejection of foreign interference in the affairs of states and its calls for resolving regional and international disputes through dialogue and diplomatic means.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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