Important Talks of His Majesty the King in Washington on Bilateral Relations and the Palestinian Question :: Nabataeans

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Today, Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi highlighted the importance of His Majesty King Abdullah II’s visit to the United States, during which he will meet US President Joe Biden, US officials and leaders, and members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

In an interview with Sky News Arabia, Safadi said the visit was part of the ongoing process of consultation and coordination between the Kingdom and the United States of America as a strategic ally and friend of the Jordan. He added that discussions during the visit will focus on bilateral relations, “in particular the memorandum of understanding that we and the United States are working to sign, which frames America’s assistance to Jordan, in addition to regional situations, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue and the situation in occupied Jerusalem.” A real political horizon that takes us towards the achievement of a just and comprehensive peace, and that puts an end to the catastrophic impasse whose consequences are beginning to manifest themselves clearly, with more tension and more violence.

Safadi stressed that “the end of tensions begins with the search for a real political horizon for a return to serious and effective negotiations to achieve peace on the basis of the two-state solution”. increased tension, and this is his way, because we have always insisted on respecting the historical and legal situation in the Islamic and Christian holy sites of occupied Jerusalem. Al-Safadi stressed that the whole world agrees that respecting the historical and legal situation is an entry point to talk about the next step, which must see concrete steps to break the deadlock of efforts. peaceful and restore hope in their feasibility. He added: “What we always affirm is that the blessed Al-Aqsa / Al-Haram Al-Sharif Mosque, with its entire area of ​​one hundred and forty-four thousand square meters, is a place of pure worship for the Muslims, and this is based on international law, based on history.” And Safadi warned that “any tampering with this historical situation or any attempt to change this situation is, as we have always said, a game with fire” which will push the region towards more tension. “The United States has emphasized and demanded respect for the historical situation, and that is part of the dialogue that we will have here, which His Majesty the King will speak clearly about, and that is part of the efforts that His Majesty has made during the weeks and months gone by in order to prevent the outbreak of violence that no one wants,” he told From Us before. He added, “Now we are dealing with the status quo, and frankly, what we want now is to maintain calm, and that starts with Israel respecting the historical and legal situation in the holy sites, and all actions related to the holy sites must comply with international law.” He said: “I remember that the League of Nations in 1930 The Shaw Committee affirmed that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque / Al-Haram Al-Sharif in its entire area is a place of pure worship for Muslims, and the resolution (478) of the UN Security Council declared that the decision of I Israel to annex Jerusalem is invalid, and the resolution (2334) also affirmed that Jerusalem occupied territories are part of the occupied Palestinian territories, and the 1954 Hague Convention confirmed that Jordan is the responsible authority for the holy places , and the 1949 Geneva Convention, the Fourth Convention, also confirmed this position. A new decision on the ground is a legally invalid decision and a decision that has serious political and security repercussions. ”

Al-Safadi stressed the need to respect the role of the Department of Endowments for Jerusalem and Affairs of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is affiliated with the Jordanian Ministry of Endowments, Islamic Affairs and Shrines, as a body that has exclusive authority to manage all affairs of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif.

He stressed that “Israel, as the occupying power, is responsible and legally bound to maintain the historical and legal status quo.” He stressed that the talks in the United States will discuss “how to move forward and what steps are necessary to ensure the restoration of confidence in the feasibility of the peace process.” He protects the historical and legal situation in the holy places, and thus prevents the outbreak of violence, and also deals with the scene as a whole, in the sense of creating a real political horizon towards the realization of the right of the Palestinian people in their independent and sovereign State on the lines of the 4 June 1967, with Jerusalem occupied as its capital, to live in peace and security alongside Israel Safadi added: “The United States has a major role, as I mentioned, and we are here, and the His Majesty’s talks will focus on how to create this horizon, which is a necessity for regional security, as well as a necessity for international peace and security. és, Safadi indicated that Jordan It is the largest refugee-hosting country in proportion to the population, stressing the importance of supporting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and Syrian refugees. For UNRWA, which suffers from a significant lack of funding, and therefore mobilizing support for UNRWA and providing it with the necessary support to continue carrying out its tasks with regard to the Palestinian refugees is a priority for His Majesty, and that there is also the issue of Syrian refugees, about one million three hundred thousand Syrian brothers living in Jordan, international support for them is drastically decreasing. Ongoing. He referred to the international conference to be held in Brussels tomorrow to highlight the need for the international community to continue supporting refugees.

He added: “What we are saying: refugees are not only the responsibility of host countries, but rather an international responsibility, and the whole world must take on this responsibility because host countries will not be able to to provide the decent life that refugees deserve. Regarding the Syrian crisis, Safadi said, “Unfortunately, so far there is no real effort to resolve the Syrian crisis. The crisis has lasted for more than 11 years and its victims number in the millions. the repercussions are catastrophic for the Syrian people first of all, and for the whole region, and therefore what we are saying in Jordan “that there must be a real movement to move towards a political solution to the crisis, because there is no there is no alternative to a political solution, emphasizing that in this context, there must be a collective Arab role to achieve this solution. He stressed that “it is unreasonable that everyone is sitting at the table except the Arab countries, which are more affected by the crisis now and in the future. Al-Safadi explained that there is a great discussion between the Arab countries and the international community in order to “reactivate a political effort that leads us to resolve the Syrian crisis, so that Syria restores its security, its stability, the health and role in the region, and also creates conditions that allow the voluntary return of refugees to their homeland.” Safadi said the decision to freeze Syria’s membership in the Arab League is a decision of a League Arab, and therefore the decision to return belongs to the common Arab countries, and there is no decision so far, and we are waiting for what the Arab countries will decide in this regard.

–(Petra)

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