Sunak Reaffirms UK’s Support for Jordan, Calls for Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Sun Apr 21 2024
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LONDON: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak reaffirmed the UK’s backing for Jordan and regional security during a Sunday phone call with Jordan’s King Abdullah. The discussion primarily focused on addressing the pressing humanitarian needs in Gaza.

According to a statement from 10 Downing Street, Sunak reiterated the UK’s unwavering support for Jordan and emphasized the importance of maintaining regional security. He underscored that escalating tensions in the region serve no one’s interests.

Sunak drew attention to the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza and stressed the urgent need for increased aid to alleviate the suffering of its residents. He also called for the release of detainees and advocated for humanitarian pauses in conflict to facilitate a sustainable ceasefire.

The two leaders discussed Jordan’s efforts to provide aid to Gaza, including the recent initiative of the Jordanian Air Force dropping aid supplies into the region. They also explored the possibility of opening humanitarian aid corridors, both by land and sea, to ensure the efficient delivery of assistance.

The statement issued by 10 Downing Street reiterated the UK’s steadfast support for a two-state solution, emphasizing the importance of renewed Palestinian leadership. Sunak and King Abdullah agreed on the significance of fostering conditions conducive to the advancement of such a solution.


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