FM meets with Assad for first time since 2011

Jordan

Published: 2023-02-15 16:53

Last Updated: 2024-06-11 07:50


AFP
AFP

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi during his visit to quake-stricken Syria Wednesday.

This is the first visit for Safadi to Syria in 12 years, as his last trip was back in 2011.

Safadi expressed the condolences of His Majesty King Abdullah II and affirmed Jordan's solidarity with the Syrian people.

He stressed that the world should deal with the repercussions of the deadly earthquake based on humanitarian principles.

He added that the necessary aid and relief materials should be delivered to all those affected by the quake without discrimination and without politicizing the situation.

Assad expressed Syria's appreciation for Jordan's stance and support, stressing the importance of bilateral cooperation between Syria and Jordan due to the geographical location of the two countries.

Since the devastating earthquake hit Turkey and Syria last week, Jordan has sent nearly 300 tons of emergency aid, relief materials and medicines to both countries, according to the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization.

According to the authority's data, twelve aircraft were sent; nine to Turkey and three to Syria, in addition to three land convoys consisting of 31 trucks.