FM urges concrete steps to address repercussions of Ukraine crisis

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi has called for concrete and effective steps to address the implications of the Ukrainian crisis on food security, energy prices, and supply chains.

He reiterated the Kingdom’s call to uphold international law and the UN Charter, respect countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity, and resolve the conflict in Ukraine in accordance with these principles.

Safadi’s remarks came during a working dinner on Tuesday with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers, who are currently meeting in Madrid.

The minister, who is also deputy prime minister, reviewed the Kingdom’s relations with NATO, and Jordan’s role in the Mediterranean Dialogue group since 1995.

The minister also presented the Kingdom’s vision for addressing challenges in the Middle East and around the world, particularly the Palestinian issue, the Syrian crisis, and the refugee crisis, as well as the ramifications of the Ukrainian crisis on the region, particularly on food and energy security.

While aiding Ukrainian refugees is necessary, Safadi emphasized that the international community must also continue to fulfill its obligations to Syrian refugees and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

He warned of the risk of the Syrian crisis persisting and called for intensified efforts to find a political resolution.

Safadi stressed that Jordan will continue to be a force for peace and stability, as well as a voice of moderation, making every effort to achieve a just and all-encompassing peace, stability, and development. He warned that terrorism remains a shared threat that requires collective action to eradicate.

During the meeting, NATO foreign ministers emphasized the alliance’s deep and solid partnership with the Kingdom, as well as Jordan’s central role in enhancing regional security and stability.

Jordan has had institutional relations with NATO since 1995, when it joined the “Mediterranean Dialogue” initiative, which aims to strengthen the alliance’s partnership with seven Mediterranean countries in order to frame means of cooperation and coordination for security and stability.

Since 2014, the Kingdom has had “advanced partnership” status with NATO, along with Australia, Sweden, Finland, Georgia, and Ukraine.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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