Senate President receives Slovenian Deputy PM

Amman, Senate President Faisal Fayez on Thursday met with Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miro Cerar, and an accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, Fayez underlined the depth of bilateral relations between Jordan and Slovenia, which are based on mutual respect and cooperation, pointing to Jordan's keenness, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, to develop them to serve the interests of the two countries and their peoples.

He pointed out that the two countries see eye-to-eye on many issues, namely the fight against terrorism and extremism, and the need to find political solutions to all Middle Eastern issues, stressing that the Kingdom considers Slovenia a partner in the efforts to bring about regional peace and end conflicts.

The region suffers from political conflicts and crises and Jordan is the country most affected by them, Fayez added, affirming that Jordan was able to maintain its security and stability thanks to King Abdullah's wise leadership and the strength of its various security apparatuses.

He stated that despite the difficult economic conditions in the region in general and Jordan in particular, the Kingdom continues carrying out its humanitarian role in serving over 1.3 million Syrian refugees.

The cost of hosting Syrian refugees amounted to around $10 billion by the end of 2017, the Senate President added, noting that this increased economic challenges, especially after the international community's failure to live up to its pledges to Jordan.

He called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities towards Syrian refugees and support Jordan to enable it to continue its humanitarian role, voicing hope that Slovenia, a member of the European Union, will play a role to increase aid to Jordan.

Source: Jordan News Agency