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Foreign minister receives Czech senators.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Amman, (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.