Al-Safadi calls for respect for international law in Palestine (David Zorachino/Getty)
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said today, Thursday, that “a just, comprehensive and lasting peace is farther today than it was (..) with the continued absence of prospects for the end of the Israeli occupation, and the systematic undermining of the two-state solution, which has no alternative as a way to end the conflict,” warning that “This absence reaped spirals of violence that dragged the region towards more conflict.”
This came in a statement by the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, following Safadi’s participation in the seventh regional forum of foreign ministers of the countries of the Union for the Mediterranean, which was hosted by Spain and chaired by Jordan and the European Union.
Al-Safadi added, “Generations have been lost, and others are living the scourge of wars and conflicts, the loss of opportunities and the retreat of hope in the southern Mediterranean, and millions have been displaced from their homes. As a result, asylum and migration have become two new fronts in which interests, principles, hope and despair clash.”
Jordan’s foreign minister pointed out that “climate change is a threat to our future that we see in the changes of summer in the northern Mediterranean and winter in its south, and warns the world of catastrophic consequences if the practices that cause it are not remedied,” adding that “food and energy security are two necessities that have broken the Covid pandemic and the Ukrainian crisis, every thought of the availability of mechanisms.” guaranteeing them, and protecting people, even in Europe, from the consequences of their absence.”
He continued, saying: “In Palestine, and in Ukraine, international law and the Charter of the United Nations must be respected. We must speak clearly, and move effectively, to guarantee the absolute human right to freedom, sovereignty, and a dignified and secure life for every people deprived of it, wherever they are.”
In a joint press conference after the meeting, with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Paris, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in the European Union Josep Borrell, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Policy Oliver Varhelyi, and Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean Nasser Kamel, Safadi stressed “the importance of translating perception With the interdependence of the two shores of the Mediterranean and the reflection of events in either of them on the other, collective action is required to face challenges and create opportunities.
He stressed that “facing the migration challenge is not by closing the borders, but rather by addressing the crises that displace people from their homes and bridging the economic gap between the two shores of the Mediterranean.”
Al-Safadi: Qatar has achieved great success in organizing the World Cup
In response to a journalist’s question about the World Cup, Al-Safadi said, “Qatar has achieved great success in organizing a unique World Cup in football that has brought joy to the hearts of millions.” He explained that “Qatar is the first Arab country to organize the World Cup, and that is a Source of pride for all of us,” stressing “the need to respect the differences and recognize the positives, which are much more than the negative that is focused on, which sends the wrong message.”
He added, “Qatar does not claim perfection, and no one is perfect, but it does everything in its power to bring about progress and development.”
Safadi also participated in the work of the fourth ministerial meeting between the European Union and the southern neighboring countries, which was held in Barcelona in the presence of foreign ministers and officials from the European Union and the southern neighboring countries.
During the meeting, Safadi affirmed the Kingdom’s pride in the strategic partnership with the European Union, and its effectiveness in facing the challenges and threats facing the Mediterranean basin.