Jordan FM makes first declared visit to Syria in 12 years

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Published: 2023-02-15 09:57

Last Updated: 2024-07-18 17:01


Jordan FM makes first declared visit to Syria in 12 years
Jordan FM makes first declared visit to Syria in 12 years

Wednesday, Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi announced that he will be visiting Syria and Turkey Wednesday.

His planned visit to Syria will be the first in 12 years. 

Safadi’s visit coincided with the arrival of the third Jordanian relief plane to Syria.

Safadi earlier tweeted, "Our thoughts & prayers are with the victims of the tragic earthquakes in #Syria #Turkey. I spoke with my counterparts Mevlut Cavusoglu & Faissal Muqdad offering the Kingdom’s condolences. At the directives of His Majesty, Jordan will be sending emergency aid to to both countries."

According to the ministry's statement, Safadi plans of discussing the humanitarian situation and the relief needs with both countries, as the Kingdom continues to send aid to both, following royal directives.

Since last week's earthquake, Jordan has sent nearly 300 tons of emergency aid and medicine to Syria and Turkey, according to the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization.

The organization announced that 12 aircrafts were sent; Nine of which were sent to Turkey and three to Syria, in addition to three land convoys consisting of 31 trucks.