Senator Bob Carr and King Abdullah of Jordan exchange views on regional political developments
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday met with visiting Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and discussed political developments in the region, mainly the Syrian crisis.
The King voiced Jordan’s concern over the escalating violence in Syria and its dangerous repercussions for the region’s countries.
He also stressed the importance of finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis that leads to an end to violence and bloodshed and averts the Syrian people more suffering.
Talks during the meeting also dealt with efforts to bring about peace in the Middle East.
The King underlined the need for concerted international efforts to advance the peace process and help the Palestinians and Israelis return to the negotiating table to arrive at a just and permanent settlement that addresses all final status solutions and leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.
During the meeting, which was attended by Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and Director of the King’s Office Imad Fakhoury, the King also reviewed with the Australian Minister bilateral cooperation and means of boosting it in various fields.
The Australian Minister valued Jordan’s reform process led by His Majesty as well as the Kingdom’s role to achieve peace and stability in the region and address regional challenges.
Senator Carr expressed Australia’s readiness to support Jordan in its efforts to receive Syrian refugees, and provide humanitarian services for them.