Jordan, Dutch FMs discuss ties, regional issues

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok on Monday expressed the two countries’ willingness to promote bilateral relations and enhance coordination in regional security and stability.

During a phone conversation, the two ministers highlighted solidarity in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions, according to a statement of the Jordanian foreign ministry.

They discussed preparations for the fifth Brussels conference on Syria, urging the international community to continue supporting Syrian refugees through financial aid.

The two ministers reviewed efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis, and exchanged views on the latest development of the Palestinian issue.

Noting no alternative to the two-state solution for the Palestinian issue, Safadi voiced appreciation for the Netherlands’ support for the two-state solution and its continuous assistance to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

Blok hailed Jordan’s role in achieving regional security and stability, as well as its humanitarianism in hosting Syrian refugees.