(Petra) -- Minister of Foreign and Expatriates
Affairs, Ayman al-Safadi, on Monday received
a delegation from the Senate of the Czech
Republic for a discussion on ties between
Jordan and the Eastern European nation
and a number of Middle East issues.
The minister told the delegation,
led by Vice President of the Czech Senate,
Ivo Barek, that there is a need to take
concrete steps to develop bilateral ties
in areas of economy and tourism.
The meeting touched on a
number of regional issues, including the
Palestinian issue and the war on terrorism.
The minister reiterated that the two-solution
is the only solution to the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict. He said this formula must guarantee
the establishment of an independent Palestinian
state on pre-1967 lines with East Jerusalem
as its capital.
On Syria, Al-Safadi said
the crisis in this Arab country can't
be resolved militarily, emphasizing the
need for a more concerned international
effort to end the bloodshed and bring
about a new "political reality"
accepted by all Syrians.
He also spoke about burdens
being placed on Jordan as a result of
hosting more than 1.3 million Syrians
on behalf of the whole world, urging additional
international support to help the Kingdom
shoulder such burdens.
Turning to anti-terror
efforts, the minister stressed that Jordan
remains committed to defeating terrorism
on all fronts, be they military or ideological.