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Jordan: German DM AKK meets with FM Safadi in Amman

1 19.08.2019 Инфо

M/S German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer meeting Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi for talks in Amman on Monday
M/S Kramp-Karrenbauer shaking hands with Safadi
C/U German flags *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Ayman Safadi, Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs: "In our discussions today we addressed the Palestinian issue and I briefed her excellency on the challenges we are facing in relations to Jerusalem and we do value the German firm position and the support of the two state solution as the only viable way going forward, we are grateful for the commitment that Germany continues to show towards UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and supporting five million Palestinian refugees that do need UNRWA to continue to provide its vital services in order for them to fulfil their rights to education and health services and life in dignity.
M/S Jordan and German flags *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Defence Minister (German): "In our talks we saw a lot of agreement on the question of the importance of Jordan for political stability in this region and we were together of the opinion that there are agreements which could give [more] stability to the region, such as the two state solution, which we believe is a good basis for living together."
C/U Jordan's coat of arms *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Ayman Safadi, Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs: "Obviously we addressed the common challenge of terrorism and again here Germany is playing a tremendous role within the global coalition and our joint fight against this common enemy. Daesh as his majesty keeps saying has been defeated but not destroyed. It has lost territorial control in Syria and Iraq but it remains a very dangerous security and ideological threat. The battle is not over and we need to continue to work together to defeat that evil.
C/U Jordan's coat of arms *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Defence Minister (German): "Personally I was very touched by the account of how valuable the German contribution is considered, the perceived value of the contribution of the German Federal Armed Forces, of the soldiers here in Jordan but also looking at Iraq and I also have the wish that this engagement is continued because we need it going forward so that the fight against the terrorism of Daesh, which isn't over yet, can be brought to a good end and that people here can live in lasting safety and peace."
C/U Jordanian flags *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Ayman Safadi, Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs: "We are in agreement that we are going to continue to work together either bilaterally or within the EU as well to try to bring about a political solution to the Syrian crisis, address the impact that the refugees situation and also urge calm and dialogue to resolve tensions that we see in the Arab Gulf as well."
W/S Talks between Germany and Jordan
C/U Safadi
M/S Kramp-Karrenbauer
M/S Kramp-Karrenbauer and Safadi
M/S Kramp-Karrenbauer signing book
SCRIPT
German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer met Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi for bilateral talks regarding the future relationship of their two countries, on Monday in the Jordanian capital Amman.
The two discussed a range of issues including the Middle East peace process, as well as the situation in Syria and the German military's ongoing anti-Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) mission.
Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is also the leader of Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, reaffirmed Germany's stance that a "two state solution" would be a "good basis for living together" for Israelis and Palestinians.
"Obviously we addressed the common challenge of terrorism and again here Germany is playing a tremendous role within the global coalition and our joint fight against this common enemy," stated Safadi, referring to the fight against IS.
The parliamentary authorisation for Germany's anti-IS deployment, which is stationed at Jordan's Muwaffaq Salti military base, is set to expire at the end of October and while Kramp-Karrenbauer said that she wanted the operation to continue, the CDU's coalition partners, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), are believed to be opposed to doing so.
This was the German Defence Minister's, first international visit since being appointed to the role. Kramp-Karrenbauer also visited German armed forces stationed in Jordan and is set to travel onwards to Iraq to visit more army personnel.