FM, US official discuss Syrian refugee crisis

Amman, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Thursday met Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Carol O’Connell.

Safadi, briefed the US official on the burden shouldered by Jordan as a result of hosting of 1.3 million Syrians, urging the international community to continue its responsibility towards the refugees.

Jordan he added, encourages the voluntary return of Syrian refugees to their country, stressing the need for concerted international efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis that preserves Syria’s unity.

The US official praised the humanitarian role shouldered by Jordan to provide assistance to the Syrian refugees.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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