Amman, 4 November 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan, Ayman Safadi met in Amman.

During the meeting, both sides deliberated upon bilateral relations and ways to increase cooperation in different domains including agricultural, commercial, economic, as well as education.

The counterparts emphasized Moscow and Amman’s commitment to the globally recognized international legal framework for Middle East peace-UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, as well as the Arab Peace Initiative.

The Foreign Ministers also discussed the situation in Syria and showed their unity and support towards the rights of the Syrian people.

In addition, they also highlighted the importance of increasing international support to Damascus for easing the humanitarian crisis along with carrying out early recovery initiatives mandated by the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution.

The resolution was passed in July of this year. Regarding the Ukrainian crisis, the Foreign Minister of Jordan reiterated his country’s position about the need for an immediate cease-fire.

Jordan advocates a political solution to end the crisis and its subsequent difficult consequences. Likewise, it recognizes that the war between Ukraine and Russia has affected the entire world.

Along these lines, Ayman Safadi urged to ensure respect for international law, international legitimacy, the resolutions of the Security Council, the United Nations Charter, good neighbor principles, and state sovereignty as well as integrity.

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Furthermore, both Ministers also highlighted the situation in the context of appeals to the Russian Federation to find a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian conflict.

In this vein, the Russian Foreign Minister shared that at the invitation of Turkiye, the Ukrainian leadership pledged to not exploit humanitarian routes in the Black Sea for military objectives.