Jordan talks about meetings with the US before speaking of Syria.
Jordanian foreign minister Ayman Safadi said that his country held talks with the US before opening to Syria, adding that 11 years of war hadn’t achieved anything.
Speaking to the CNN, Safadi added that Jordan is addressing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after there is no strategic vision for a solution in Syria, saying that coexistence with the current situation isn’t an option.
Speaking about what the international community has done towards the Syrian crisis over the past years, Safadi questioned, noting that Jordan has suffered from the Syrian conflict as a result of drug and terrorism infiltration across its borders, in addition to hosting 1.3 million Syrian refugees who don’t receive international support as in the past, according to Safadi, who said that his country bears the financial burdens of the refugees.
According to the Jordanian minister, Amman held talks with Washington about rapprochement with Damascus, considering that Jordan’s proximity to Syria made him rush to address his fears of the Syrian war more than any other country.
It’s noteworthy that Safadi had met with the UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, who arrived in the Jordanian capital after his visit to Syria, during which he met President al-Assad, and it was the first visit of its kind by an Emirati official to Damascus since 10 years.