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Kingdom reaffirms support for Yemenis, Palestinians

By JT - Jan 31,2016 - Last updated at Jan 31,2016

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh holds talks with Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel Malek Al Mekhlafi in Amman, on Sunday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Jordan on Sunday reaffirmed its support for Yemen as it strives to restore stability and unity.

At a meeting with Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel Malek Al Mekhlafi, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said Jordan, through its membership in the UN Security Council, contributed to forming and issuing the 2216 resolution on the conditions in Yemen.

Judeh stressed the importance of implementing the articles of the resolution to retrieve stability in Yemen and stop the spread of terrorist groups, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Talks at the meeting also covered bilateral relations as well as humanitarian and security conditions in Yemen.

The two officials stressed the depth of Jordanian-Yemeni relations and reviewed the situation in the region, stressing the need to find political solutions to all crises in order to safeguard security and stability.  

For his part, Mekhlafi conveyed the greetings of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to His Majesty King Abdullah and to Jordanians.

He commended Jordan's positive role in Yemen in supporting the legitimate government and the people.

The Yemeni official also thanked Jordan for facilitating the movement of Yemenis, by acting as "Yemen's gateway to the world".

Also on Sunday, Judeh stressed Jordan's support for the Palestinian people. 

At a meeting with Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat, discussions covered the need to work towards ending Israeli attacks and acts of aggression against the Palestinian people, Petra reported. 

The two officials also called for returning to the negotiating table to deal with final status issues and achieve the two-state solution. 


At the meeting, Judeh and Erekat also reviewed the latest developments in the Palestinian territories and international efforts to ensure the relaunch of peace negotiations. 

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