Amman, Jordan: Ayman Safadi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan, has issued a strong condemnation of the recent statements made by Dutch MP Geert Wilders. Wilders, known for his extremist views, recently made comments denying the Palestinian people’s right to statehood on their national soil and suggested resolving the Palestinian issue at Jordan’s expense.
According to Jordan News Agency, during a phone conversation with his Dutch counterpart, Hanke Bruins Slot, Safadi expressed vehement rejection of Wilders’ racist positions. According to Safadi, Wilders’ extreme and ludicrous views only serve to underscore his underlying racism, rooted in a culture of bigotry.
Slot reaffirmed the Netherlands’ commitment to the two-state solution as the path to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and achieving comprehensive peace. She also emphasized the Netherlands’ respect for the longstanding and cordial relations between the two countries.
Both ministers underlined the strong and friendly ties between Jordan and the Netherlands, which have been maintained for over 70 years. Despite Wilders’ party winning the largest number of seats in the recent parliamentary elections, there is no certainty that he will form the next government. Several parliamentary parties have already declared their refusal to form a coalition with him due to his extreme views.