Jordan FM Sees Lack of Comprehensive Strategy To End Syrian Crisis

Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Thursday lamented the lack of a comprehensive strategy to end the ongoing crisis in Syria because it is “too costly” for the civilians.

“The truth is we have not really seen a comprehensive strategy to deal with the Syrian crisis for years,” Safadi told The Asahi Shimbun.

Safadi called on the Arab and Western nations to stop viewing Syria from a confrontational outlook, and they “must find out a political solution” to the crisis.

Safadi added that the government of Jordan is ready to work with the world powers to bring an end to the Syrian crisis.

Safadi said he had earlier visited Washington and talked with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in regards to Syrian issues.

“We are in agreement that there is only a political solution to that crisis,” Safadi recalled his meeting with Blinken on the Syrian war.

Commenting on the Syrian refugees in Jordan, Safadi said Amman would continue to provide assistance to these people, including education and health care. “Refugees should not be treated as a burden,” Safadi added.

Reportedly there are more than 1 million Syrian refugees in Jordan who fled Syria after the eruption of civil war back in 2011.


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