Jordan affirmed that it continues to work and coordinate with international partners to mobilize the necessary efforts to ensure that the international community continues to provide the necessary financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
This came during the telephone talks held by the Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi, today, Sunday, with the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philip Lazzarini, within the framework of permanent and continuous coordination to discuss ways to confront the challenges facing the agency.
Al-Safadi welcomed the decision of the United Nations General Assembly to extend the mandate of the Agency last December, stressing the centrality of the role it plays in providing vital services to 5.7 million Palestinian refugees in its five areas of operations and according to its UN mandate, and its role in efforts to consolidate regional security and stability, and the need for continued The Agency will carry out its work until the issue of the Palestinian refugees is resolved in accordance with relevant international references and resolutions, including Resolution No. 194, and in the context of a just and comprehensive solution based on the two-state solution, which embodies the establishment of an independent, sovereign Palestinian state with occupied Jerusalem as its capital on the lines of June 4, 1967.-
Al-Safadi stressed the need to diversify UNRWA’s funding sources and ensure its sustainability, within the framework of the principle of burden-sharing, and to call on donors to make multi-year pledges and adhere to them.
For his part, Lazzarini appreciated Jordan’s efforts to mobilize international support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).