Jordanian King Abdullah reiterated the country's unstoppable commitment, in New York on Tuesday, to providing health, education, and humanitarian services to Syrian refugees despite the sharp decline in the international contribution to Jordan’s response plan to the Syrian refugee crisis, 10% of which was funded this year.
His Majesty King Abdullah II meets with representatives of international, US Jewish organisations in New York; urges building on positive US steps, international interest to relaunch Palestinian-Israeli peace process; and reaffirms there is no alternative to two-state solution pic.twitter.com/9HhNzNXkkS— RHC (@RHCJO) September 14, 2021
At a meeting with International Rescue Committee (IRC) President and CEO David Miliband, King Abdullah noted that the efforts of Jordan and other host countries do not exempt the international community from its responsibilities towards refugees.
The King called for a new development-based approach to provide international support in addressing the repercussions of refugee crises, according to a Royal Court statement.
The meeting also covered various aspects of Jordan’s cooperation with the IRC in providing healthcare and other services to refugees.
His Majesty King Abdullah II meets with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, stresses role of the #UN🇺🇳 and the international community in moving the peace process forward and re-launching negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis #Jordan🇯🇴 pic.twitter.com/w1HTStrT1u— RHC (@RHCJO) September 14, 2021
For his part, Miliband expressed the IRC’s support for Jordan’s efforts in hosting refugees, lauding the Kingdom for providing COVID-19 vaccines to refugees in camps and host communities.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, Jordan’s Ambassador in Washington, DC, Dina Kawar, and Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mahmoud Hmoud attended the meeting.
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