Jordanian PM Denies Secret Talks With Syrian Regime

Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh has denied that his country had opened secret channels to the Syrian regime, but expressed readiness for having positive ties with Damascus.

“We have not sent an envoy to represent us to the Syria regime under President Bashar al-Assad,” Khasawneh was quoted by a local outlet Ammon News as saying.

However, Khasawneh confirmed that only letters and ministerial delegations were exchanged between the two nations.

The Primer said that Jordan has no intention to interfere in Syria’s internal affairs, but is willing to help the neighboring country in its process of restoring security and stability.

Relations between Jordan and Syria deteriorated after the outbreak of civil war in Damascus in 2011.

For the first time in October, Jordan’s King Abdullah and Syria’s President Assad held conversation, a leadership level discussion between the two countries since corrosion of ties due to civil unrest in Syria.

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