Safadi stressed the need to resume “serious and effective” negotiations to reach a two-state solution and stop the illegal Israeli measures that undermine peacemaking to restore confidence in the Middle East peace process and stop the escalating cycle of violence, for which “all will pay the price.”
Discussing efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis, Safadi briefed his Italian counterpart on Jordan’s proposal aimed at launching a collective Arab leadership role in efforts to reach a solution that ends the crisis and guarantees Syria’s unity, sovereignty and cohesion and addresses all its consequences.
The duo also discussed joint efforts to combat terrorism and the refugee issue, as Safadi stressed the need on continued international support for refugees and the hosting countries.
Safadi said addressing the refuge and migration challenge requires resolving their root crises and provide support for refugees in the region.
The two ministers agreed to continue coordination to discuss ways to increase joint cooperation and beef up coordination on common challenges.
The Jordanian-Italian relations date back to 1949, as Italy represents Jordan’s second largest trading partner in Europe and number of Italian tourists coming to Jordan in 2022 was the largest from Europe.
During his visit to Italy, Safadi also met with Speaker of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Lorenzo Fontana and President of the Italian Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Stephanie Craxi.
During the meeting, Safadi briefed the Italian officials on Jordan’s positions on regional issues and its political, economic and administrative reforms and discussed with them strengthening bilateral relations and developments in the region.
Later today, Safadi is scheduled to hold talks with President of the Standing Committee for Foreign and EU Affairs of the Italian Italian Chamber of Deputies, Giulio Tremonti.
On Friday, Safadi is scheduled to take part in the Mediterranean Dialogues 2022, organized by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI ), with the participation of 85 countries.
Source: Jordan News Agency