King, Australia PM Hold Joint Summit

Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Central to Regional Turmoil, Provocations Motivate Extremists, Says King Abdullah II

تم نشره في Thu 24 November / Nov 2016. 07:39 PM - آخر تعديل في Thu 24 November / Nov 2016. 07:40 PM
  • King, Australia PM Hold Joint Summit Press Conference in Australia Capital, Canberra - (Petra)

CANBERRA —Al Ghad— His Majesty King Abdullah II convened with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Australian capital, Canberra, on Thursday, to discuss advancing economic cooperation, as well as regional issues, including the crises in Syrian and Iraq, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, on which His Majesty had reaffirmed that Israeli provocative practices prove a strong motive for extremisms.

In a joint press conference, Australian PM Turnbull stated that relations are strong, and that cooperating with Jordan will preface a fundamental step in the security and stabilisation of a safer Middle East region, and expressed his country’s appreciation of Jordan’s supervision on the sacred places in Jerusalem.

In the conference, both His Majesty and the Mr Turnbull stressed the importance of finding a political resolution to the crisis in Syria, and the vitality of consolidating regional and international efforts in fighting terrorism and extremism, as King Abdullah said that the threat that has once been exclusive to so many countries, has now become a global threat affecting everyone.

More so, His Majesty expressed Jordan’s appreciation of the Australian role in supporting the Kingdom, with over 1 million Syrian refugees hosted, which is beyond the Country’s capacities, the Monarch said, and called upon the rest world to step up to their humanitarian duties towards Syrians and Iraqis and share the burden for which the whole world is responsible.

So far, Australia itself has allocated USD220 million over three years to supporting response to the Syrian refugee crisis, inclusive of Jordan, in addition to USD213 million provided in humanitarian aid since 2011.

Furthermore, the King highlighted centrality of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to the regional turmoil and recapped failing to advance the peace process, after decades of struggle, and continuous Israeli provocation, compounded all contribute to the motivation of extremism and terrorism.

The meet and the conference were attended by Chief of the Royal Court, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Jordanian Ambassador to Australia.