Jordan, Turkey tackle comprehensive solution to Syrian crisis

AMMAN, March 27 (KUNA) — Jordanian King Abdullah II discussed on Sunday with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu a number of Middle East issues, namely Syria and prospects for finding a political solution to the crisis as well as alleviating suffering of refugees.
A statement by Royal Court said the Jordanian leader said that both nations face common challenges, especially the Syrian refugee crisis, which requires both countries to maintain constant coordination and consultation to preserve the region’s stability and security.
The king emphasized that the international community should shoulder its responsibilities towards countries host of Syrian refugees, at the forefront of which are Jordan and Turkey, which continue to bear major burdens arising from the refugee crisis.
Talks also covered the war against terrorism and ways to address this phenomenon in a holistic fashion and cooperation between the various regional parties.
King Abdullah renewed condemnation on the recent terrorist attacks that struck Turkey.
The two sides also discussed ways to forge closer economic relations between the two countries.
For his part, Davutoglu expressed his appreciation on the level of coordination and bilateral relations between the two nations, affirming on his country’s commitment to boost cooperation in all fields.
Earlier, the Turkish premier said his country is keen to establish robust cooperation with Jordan and to maintain contacts over regional issues of common concern. (pickup previous) mjb.mb