UN Chief, Jordan’s king urge enforcement of Gaza truce
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Jordan's King Abdullah II late Wednesday urged regional powers to support the Gaza-Israeli truce and expressed hope that the breakthrough would provide fresh momentum for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, DPA reported.
Ban and the Jordanian monarch underlined the importance of supporting the truce that was announced in Cairo earlier in the day, the Jordanian state news agency, Petra, reported.
Also during the meeting, which came as part of Ban's regional tour, the two sides discussed the Syrian crisis and the need for a political solution to stop ongoing bloodshed in Jordan's northern neighbour.
King Abdullah urged the UN and the international community to up its support for Syrians displaced by the crisis, noting that Jordan is currently hosting over 240,000 Syrian refugees - the largest number in any of Syria's neighbours.