Italian FM urges help for states hosting Syrian refugees

Mogherini met with her Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh to discuss developments on the Middle East scene as well as the conflict in Syria.

Italian FM urges help for states hosting Syrian refugees

World Bulletin/News Desk

Developments in the Middle East region, including the situation in Syria, were the focus of Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh's talks on Sunday with his visiting Italian counterpart Federica Mogherini.

Mogherini arrived in Amman overnight on a two-day official visit to Jordan, according to officials at the Italian embassy in Amman.

"Both foreign ministers underlined the importance of reaching a political settlement for Syria's conflict, which has been raging since 2011," one embassy official told Anadolu Agency.

He added that Judeh had briefed his Italian counterpart about the consequences of the Syrian conflict on Jordan.

Mogherini called for extending assistance to the countries hosting Syrian refugees.

Inaugurating an Italian hospital at a Syrian refugee camp in eastern Jordan, Mogherini said her country was delighted to offer aid to Syrians who had fled the bloodshed back in their country.

She toured the different sections of the hospital as well as the refugee camp.

Around 1.3 million Syrians live in Jordan, including 600,000 refugees who had sought safety in the kingdom.

Mogherini is on a two-day visit to the Arab country.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Haziran 2014, 15:15