House committee, FM review Palestinian cause developments, consulate services abroad

The Lower House’s Foreign Affairs Committee discussed on Sunday, with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate, Ayman Safadi, the latest regional developments, especially the Palestinian cause and the Jordanian efforts made in this regard.


The discussions also went over level of services provided by Jordanian missions abroad to Jordanian expatriates.


Speaking during the meeting, Safadi said Jordan’s foreign policy priorities aim to serve the supreme national interests.


Noting the Palestinian cause is the first central issue in the region, Safadi said Jordan is making all possible efforts to drum up necessary international support to launch “serious and effective” negotiations aimed at achieving a just and comprehensive peace accepted by the peoples on the basis of the two-state solution and establishment of an independent Palestinian state, with occupied Jerusalem as its capital on the June 4. 1967 lines, in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.


Highlighting Jordan’s position towards resolving Middle East crises, Safadi noted Amman’s policy seeks to assure that such a solution can solely be achieved, through dialogue, in accordance with the approved international references to end the conflicts, achieve security and stability, and meet the region’s peoples’ aspirations for growth and prosperity.


With regard to the level of services provided by embassies and consulates abroad, Safadi said the ministry is “continuing with the assessment and development process in this regard.”


In turn, the committee’s head, Mirza Bould, praised the King’s efforts in preserving Jordan’s active role in foreign policy in various Arab, regional and international issues, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause.


Continuing:” Jordan is capable of confronting the challenges, which we have witnessed in issues related to the declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Deal of the Century dossier, and Tel Aviv’s attempts to annex a third of the West Bank.”


Source: Jordan News Agency

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