Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna spoke today by telephone with her Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi. Their conversation was part of a series of consultations between the Minister and France’s partners in the region at the request of President Macron, who met with Jordan’s King Abdullah on December 21.
The Minister reiterated France’s commitment to the unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip to meet the immediate needs of the civilian population. In this regard, she hailed the excellent cooperation between France and Jordan on humanitarian assistance, as illustrated by their joint airdrop of seven tons of humanitarian aid on January 4, and she expressed the hope that this cooperation would continue.
The two ministers emphasized that the forced displacement of populations would be a serious violation of international law and reiterated their condemnation of any and all remarks fueling tensions in this regard.
The ministers discussed the situation in the Middle East and expressed their deep concern over the high tensions in the region. They reiterated the need to revive the political process and shared their thoughts about how to end the crisis.