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Russia, Jordan agree on need for political settlement in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is seen during the Valdai Discussion Club titled ''Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields'' in Moscow, Russia on 19 February, 2018 [Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency]
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is seen during the Valdai Discussion Club titled ''Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields'' in Moscow, Russia on 19 February, 2018 [Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency]

Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov have agreed on the need of a political settlement in Syria.

Safadi said during a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Wednesday that the Jordanian border will remain a gateway to support the Syrians, stressing that the main issue is to secure Syrian citizens on their land.

The Jordanian minister has also stressed on the need to address the situation in southern Syria as soon as possible, and said “we must help to avoid a humanitarian disaster south of Syria”, adding that Jordan will work with Russia with all its power to block the Syrian crisis”.

We want a ceasefire in southern Syria and to prevent a humanitarian crisis

he said.

Safadi confirmed his country’s commitment to the de-escalation zone in southern Syria, adding that there are intensive contacts with the US administration on peace in Syria.

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