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Jordan capable of sending aid trucks to Gaza on a daily basis, says FM

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed on Friday efforts to reach a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and deliver sufficient aid to the Palestinian enclave.

In a phone conversation, the two sides discussed regional developments and efforts to reduce escalation in the Middle East region, stressing the priority of removing all restrictions on the entry of sufficient and immediate aid into Gaza, according to a statement by the Jordanian Foreign Ministry.

Safadi emphasized the necessity of opening all crossings for the entry of aid, with the aim of alleviating the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the ongoing war and the obstacles hindering the delivery and distribution of aid in Gaza.

He stressed that Jordan is capable of sending plenty of aid trucks to Gaza on a daily basis, once the northern crossings are opened and the United Nations and its agencies are able to receive and distribute the aid.

Safadi also affirmed the urgency to stop the aggression against Gaza and warned of the disastrous consequences of Israel launching a ground attack on Rafah, the southernmost city of Gaza.

During the phone call, The two officials also discussed issues regarding bilateral relations. ■

Famagusta Gazette