FM takes part in pan-Arab ministerial meeting

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi has emphasized that the challenges facing the Arab nation require more effective action and deeper coordination that increases the ability of the Arab world to overcome crises and serve pan-Arab interests and issues.

During a meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level, Safadi stressed that supporting pan-Arab solidarity remains a firm Jordanian interest stemming from the Kingdom's belief in the institutionalization of joint Arab action.

Safadi stressed the need to mobilize efforts to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) financially and politically to ensure that it fulfills its mandate.

He said that the UNRWA is linked to the refugee issue, which is one of the most important final status issues, which should be resolved in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Foreign Minister held consultations with a number of his counterparts.

In addition, the Arab foreign ministers praised His Majesty King Abdullah II's, the Custodian over Muslim and Christian holy sites of Jerusalem, efforts in defending and protecting holy sites.

The Ministers called for cooperation with Jordan to issue UNESCO resolutions with a view to preserving the cultural and historical heritage of Jerusalem. They stressed the right of the Jerusalem Awqaf Department as the sole and exclusive legal body responsible for the management, maintenance, preservation and organization of access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
10 September 2019