Jordan – Jordanian, Russian foreign ministers discuss stability in Syria
Location: Amman – Jordan
Source: A24 Jordan
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Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, held talks today Thursday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Amman, on the Syrian crisis, especially the situation in southern Syria.
Safadi said during a joint press conference with Lavrov that they focused on the potential risks in the event of instability in southern Syria, “which deepens the suffering of our brothers and threatens our national nation.”
“We discussed the steps required to ward off this threat and provide the necessary stability requirements in southern Syria,” Safadi added.
“The Russian presence in southern Syria contributes to stability in these circumstances, as a political solution to the crisis remains an unfulfilled goal.”
He stressed that the Palestinian issue is “the first and main issue,” referring to the Jordanian-Russian agreement that “there is no alternative to the two-state solution as a means to resolve the conflict and achieve comprehensive peace.”
The Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister warned against “the Israeli escalation in the occupied Palestinian territories, and against the continuation of measures that support the occupation and undermine the chances of achieving peace.”
For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov indicated, in press statements, to the continuation of cooperation with Jordan in the fields of agriculture, medicine and education, stressing Russia’s welcome to the results of the Arab summit in Algeria.
He affirmed Russia’s support for all previous international commitments in support of international resolutions.
“We indicated a special need for various international platforms, including the Astana platform, and we witnessed Jordanian participation as an observer,” Lavrov said.
Soundbite (Ayman Safadi – Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs):
“With regard to the Ukrainian crisis, our stance is the necessity of a complete ceasefire and a political solution that ends the crisis and its difficult consequences that affected the whole world and respects international law, the Charter of the United Nations, the resolutions of international legitimacy, the Security Council, the principles of good neighborliness, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states.
As for our first and main issue, the Palestinian issue, we agree that there is no alternative to the two-state solution to solve the conflict and achieve comprehensive peace. We warn against the Israeli escalation in the occupied Palestinian territories and against the continuation of measures that support the occupation and undermine the chances of achieving peace. The current situation will only lead to the outbreak of intense violence and the illegal Israeli measures must be stopped. The peace process must be activated to reach a two-state solution and have the independent, sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital on the borders of June 4, 1967 to live in security and peace alongside Israel in accordance with the legitimate international resolutions and peace initiatives Arabic.”
Soundbite (Sergey Lavrov – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation):
“With regard to the grain export deal, we are satisfied that, based on the Turkish proposal, the Ukrainian leadership signed guarantee agreements of non-recurrence of the use of humanitarian rallies for military purposes. The United States is seeking to thwart the international quadripartite action, and that this international quadripartite action is a single legal machine and has been ratified by the United Nations Security Council. Now, because of the American stance, they are witnessing a stagnation in this machine.”