King Abdullah of Jordan held a telephone conversation with Syrian President Bashar Assad for the first time in 10 years. It was claimed that Jordan was preparing a plan for the solution of the crisis in Syria, and that the refugees in Jordan were on the table to return to Syria. Tensions have been increasing lately in Syria, especially in Idlib, where civil war has prevailed for years. While all eyes were turned to this region again, a remarkable development took place.
After the opening of the border gates and ministerial talks, King of Jordan II. Abdullah and Syrian President Bashar Assad spoke on the phone the previous day. This meeting was a first for the period since the start of the war in March 2011.
RETURN OF ASYLUM-SEEKERS WILL BE CONSIDERED
According to the news published in the London-based Saudi newspaper Şarku’l Avsat on October 2nd, the Jordanian administration’s gradual normalization plan for Damascus includes the return of Syrian refugees in the country. There are approximately 700 thousand Syrian refugees in Syria’s southern neighbor, Jordan.
BASHAR ASSAD MEETS OTHER LEADERS IN THE REGION
The document, which is claimed to have been prepared by the Jordanian administration and is currently being negotiated, envisages ” the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Syria by recognizing Russia’s legitimate interests”, “a political solution within the framework of United Nations (UN) Resolution 2254” and “gradual change in relations with the Syrian administration”.
It is claimed that Jordanian King Abdullah also discussed this plan with US President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders of Arab countries.
Finally, it was stated that Jordan and Syria cooperated through Russia in ending the conflicts in the Daraa region in the south of Syria, and talks were held for the normalization of military, security and economic relations between the two countries.