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FM discusses regional developments over phone with Indian, Canadian counterparts .

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Amman, (Petra) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Monday, discussed over the phone tension in the Gulf Region.

The two ministers underlined the risk of escalation and the necessity of upholding peace and stability, stressing the importance of Iraq's stability and security.

Safadi and Jaishankar agreed that dialogue is the only means to settle the crisis, which would have grave security and economic ramifications threatening regional and international stability.

Also, Safadi received a phone call from the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, during which the two ministers discussed regional developments.

Safadi and Champagne underscored the importance of concerted effort to de-escalate regional tension by exploring diplomatic solutions to the crisis.

Protecting Iraqi stability and security is a necessity to protect regional and international security, and prevent terrorist groups from rebuilding their forces, they added.

The two ministers emphasized the significance of the international coalition against terrorism that still poses a security and ideological threat.

Safadi and Champagne agreed on continuing cooperation and coordination about effort aimed at overcoming regional crises and achieving stability and security.