Jordanian FM says Syria responsible for Al Rukban refugee camp

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-08 23:38:41|Editor: yan
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AMMAN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Jordanian Foreign Minister said on Sunday that Syria and the international community should be responsible for dealing with the Syrian refugee camp in Al Rukban area on the border between Syria and Jordan, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the remarks at a meeting with ambassadors of EU countries, during which he said that the residents of the camp were Syrians and that the camp was located in the Syrian side of the border.

He stressed that the issue needed a solution within Syrian context and that Jordan would never allow the refugees to enter Jordan.

"Jordan will not accept any mechanism that makes it Jordan's responsibility to deal with the issue," he said.

He further pointed out that Jordan was ready to cooperate with EU and the international community to provide humanitarian assistance to the refugees, however, the support has to be delivered from the Syrian side.

The camp is home to some 50,000 Syrian refugees. Jordan already hosted 1.3 million Syrian refugees.