Jordan, UN officials hold talks to solve Syria’s crisis

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi held on Monday extensive talks to solve the Syrian crisis and focused on mechanisms of cooperation between Jordan and international organizations to face the Syrian refugees crisis.

Jordan’s News Agency (Petra) said the talks were held with the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths, High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen.

Safadi stressed the importance of cooperation between the Arab Committee for Liaison with Syria, which was formed by the Arab League and the UN in efforts to solve the Syrian crisis.

Safadi and the UN officials discussed cooperation to provide the necessary security and living conditions for the voluntary return of the Syrian refugees.

Jordan has hosted more than 1.3 million Syrians since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, of them 669.483 are registered by the UNHCR.

The foreign minister also called for taking effective steps to help refugees who choose to return, in terms of ensuring their security and safety and providing them with the requirements for a decent life.

The participants agreed to continue coordination in order to create the necessary conditions for the voluntary return of refugees, to help those who choose to return, and to provide them and host countries with adequate support.

In January, Jordan announced that 9.277 Syrian refugees left its territory during 2022 and more than half of them were resettled in a third country. 

Reporting by Emma Jamal