FM meets ambassadors of EU member states in Amman

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates,Ayman Safadi, met on Thursday, representatives of EU’s member countries and the Head of the European Delegation to the Kingdom to discuss cooperation and coordination in facing the Covid-19 pandemic, its economic and social consequences and developments related to the Palestinian issue.

 

The FM reviewed the measures taken by the Kingdom to confront the pandemic and its implications on the national economy.

 

To address the pandemic, Safadi stressed the importance of crystallizing an international collective effort to deal with its consequences.

 

Safadi also appreciated the EU’s support to back the Kingdom’s efforts in this context, confirming Jordan’s readiness to provide any assistance that can help face the pandemic.

 

On the Palestinian cause, the FM affirmed the importance of the EU’s role in efforts to confront any Israeli decision to annex occupied Palestinian lands.

 

The annexation decision, if implemented, would end the foundations of all peaceful efforts over the past decades and would kill the two-state solution and make the one-state option an inevitable fate, which would put the whole world in front of a reality that enshrines the apartheid regime, the FM pointed out.

 

The FM stressed the need to take “effective” measures to prevent Israel from annexing the settlements, the Jordan Valley and the North Dead Sea region in occupied Palestine, to protect comprehensive peace, which constitutes a regional and international necessity.

 

Speaking during the meeting that took place ahead of the meeting of EU’s foreign ministers tomorrow, the FM stressed the need to launch serious direct negotiations to resolve the conflict on the basis of the two-state solution and in accordance with international law and relevant international legitimacy resolutions.

 

Safadi appreciated the EU’s “clear” stance, which adheres to the two-state solution based on international law as the only way to resolve the conflict, and rejects any annexation of the Palestinian territories in violation of international law, which would not be recognized, and would undermine peaceful efforts.

 

Source: Jordan News Agency

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