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Safadi, UK immigration minister discuss refugee issue

[8/1/2018 7:55:13 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister for Foreign and Expatiates Affairs Ayman Safadi on Wednesday discussed with the UK Immigration Minister Caroline Knox the issue of Syrian refugees.

During the meeting, Safadi focused on the resettlement of 422 Syrian citizens, who were allowed to cross the Kingdom for a limited period until their resettlement procedures are completed.

Britain, one of three countries in addition to Canada and Germany, has pledged to resettle those Syrian citizens who were working in the civil defense in opposition-controlled areas and fled to the occupied Golan when the Syrian army began an offensive to restore the border region.

Jordan gave the United Nations the greenlight to regulate the 422 citizens' passage through its territories after receiving pledges from the three countries to resettle them within a maximum period of three months.

For her part, the British minister briefed Safadi on the steps taken by her country to complete the settlement process at the time agreed upon.

Knox lauded Jordan's "great" humanitarian role towards the Syrian refugees, stressing London's resolve to support the Kingdom to help it shoulder the refugee burdens.

Safadi and Knox called on the international community to continue shouldering its responsibilities towards the refugees and to provide the assistance that contributes to meet their needs.

The two ministers discussed bilateral cooperation and means of enhancing it at the bilateral level to counter common regional challenges.

They stressed the strength of the historical relations between the two countries and the keenness to develop them in all fields.

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