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THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
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Cooperation on Syrian refugees critical: Jordan
Syrian refugees smoke waterpipe outside a tent at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border February 27, 2013. (REUTERS/Hamid Khatib)
Syrian refugees smoke waterpipe outside a tent at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border February 27, 2013. (REUTERS/Hamid Khatib)
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BEIRUT: Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said Thursday Lebanon and Jordan were facing the biggest challenges caused by the influx of Syrian refugees in the region.

“Lebanon and Jordan should continue their close cooperation on the issue of the Syrian refugees and on the humanitarian situation,” Judeh said following his meeting with Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the Grand Serail.

Judeh, who arrived Thursday, is on an official visit to continue his talks with Lebanese officials on the difficulties faced in hosting Syrian refugees.

“Lebanon and Jordan are already carrying a big burden and the number of Syrian refugees is on the rise,” Judeh said. “In the past five days, more than 20,000 Syrian refugees have entered Jordan. The daily influx of refugees ranges between 3,000 and 4,000. Although our economies already faced great challenges, we are hosting a big number of Syrian refugees.”

Judeh said his government supported a political solution to the Syrian crisis that would ensure the country’s unity and stability.

“We want to see a cease-fire and an end to the killing through a political solution that calls for a transition period. [This should] ensure the unity of Syria, the dignity of the Syrian people and the return of stability [to the country],” Judeh added.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 01, 2013, on page 3.
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