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Stefan Löfven met with Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki

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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is in Jordan for a two-day visit focusing on global responsibility-sharing for refugees. On 14 August Stefan Löfven met with Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki for talks on issues including the consequences of the war in Syria, the countries’ bilateral relations and the Middle East peace process. They also exchanged experiences on UN Security Council work.

Photo of when Stefan Löfven met Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki
On 14 August Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met with Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki for talks on issues including the consequences of the war in Syria. Photo: Victor Svedberg/Government Offices

"This is the first visit to Jordan by a Swedish Prime Minister in a very long time and I appreciate that Jordan would like closer cooperation with Sweden on issues that concern our countries. Jordan is an important partner for our Government and wants to contribute to stability in the region and a global solution to the refugee crisis," said Mr Löfven.

Sweden and Jordan are partners within the framework of President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees in September, and both countries will be co-hosts of the US initiative. The aim of the summit is to adopt a global compact on responsibility-sharing for refugees. Talks between the prime ministers therefore revolved very much around the refugee situation.

"We are experiencing the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, but too few countries are doing their part in refugee reception and support to the millions of refugees in neighbouring conflict areas. I am proud that Sweden is contributing help on the ground and impressed by the huge efforts that Jordan is making to provide protection to Syrian refugees. But Prime Minister Mulki and I are both frustrated about the fact that responsibility rests so heavily on only a few countries," said Mr Löfven.

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