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FM reaffirms Jordan’s commitment to UN Charter, International Law

By JT - Sep 23,2020 - Last updated at Sep 23,2020

AMMAN — Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Monday participated in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the UN, reiterating the Kingdom's commitment to the principles of the UN Charter and International Law.

"The challenges we face are collective. It's important that our action be collective, in total multilateralism is all the more necessary, given the challenges that we face in a collective world. The COVID-19 pandemic has reconfirmed our interdependence," Safadi said in a recorded statement.

In this framework, the Kingdom welcomes "the adoption of the declaration of the 75th anniversary of the UN in representing a renewed collective vision to meet the aspirations of our people for a peaceful fair world", he added.

Multilateral action on the basis of international law is all more urgent in the Middle East, it is "a necessity for us to reach a holistic and fair peace to resolve the regional crises", whose consequences affect innocent people and also threaten food security, he noted.

The minister also added that Jordan urges the international community to work together with the UNHCR to mobilise the necessary financial resources so that these organisations can continue providing vital services.

"The international community should also provide sustainable support for refugee-hosting countries to ensure them a decent life," he said.

Safadi also pointed out that the continued violations against the UN Charter and international law might undermine the credibility of the organisation, highlighting that "efforts towards a fair peace meet unprecedented obstacles".

"Just peace is a strategic choice and also an international and regional necessity and the sole way to achieving it is a two-state solution, which guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital," the minister noted.

He also called for relaunching “genuine negotiations” to achieve peace, urging to “prioritise this in our collective action”.

Jordan remains a partner in multilateral action to resolve conflicts, enhancing cooperation and to build a better future filled with peace rather than conflict, hope not despair, he said.

 

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