LONDON: Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh met Qatari Minister of State for International Cooperation Lolwah Al-Khater on Tuesday in Amman, Jordan News Agency reported.
During the meeting, Khasawneh highlighted the longstanding relations between the two countries fostered under the leadership of King Abdullah and Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
Both sides said that the relationship between Jordan and Qatar is at its “pinnacle,” with the two countries improving cooperation across multiple domains.
Khasawneh expressed concern about Israeli aggression causing a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, while commending the level of coordination between Jordan and Qatar to provide sustainable humanitarian aid to the enclave.
He reiterated the shared stance of Jordan and Qatar against Israel’s brutal assault on the Gaza Strip. Both countries have demanded an immediate cessation of hostilities, the protection of civilians, the immediate and long-term delivery of humanitarian aid, and the pursuit of a political solution based on the two-state solution in accordance with international resolutions.
The solution — which Khasawneh described as the only viable way to break the cycle of violence — would involve the establishment of an independent Palestinian state based on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The prime minister praised King Abdullah’s efforts to assist Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, aided by Crown Prince Hussein. Jordan has established field hospitals and launched aid planes, distributing 40,000 tons of wheat, 15,000 tons of grain as well as medicines.
Khasawneh said that his country’s humanitarian efforts will continue alongside political and diplomatic efforts to halt the aggression, protect civilians and ensure the continued delivery of aid.
He reiterated Jordan’s rejection of any actions that result in the displacement of Palestinians from Gaza or the West Bank, which the kingdom considers a declaration of war and a breach of the Jordan-Israel peace treaty.
The prime minister praised Qatar’s role in humanitarian truces to ensure aid delivery and prisoner exchanges, paving the way for a ceasefire.
Al-Khater praised Jordan’s position on Gaza and its efforts to promote a peaceful solution to the Palestinian cause.
She reiterated Qatar’s solidarity with Jordan in rejecting the forced displacement of Palestinians, opposing changes to Jerusalem’s historical and legal status, and supporting Palestinian land rights.
The minister also lauded the coordination between Jordan and Qatar in delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza.