Dutch Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra on Monday thanked Jordan for its key role in the evacuation of Dutch nationals and other foreigners from unrest-hit Sudan. During a ceremony held at the Dutch Embassy in Amman on Monday, Minister Hoekstra commended the Jordanian government’s establishment of an air bridge with Sudan to facilitate the safe evacuation of its citizens and nationals of other countries. Dutch Ambassador Harry Verweij underscored the importance of continuous consultation between the Netherlands and Jordan, which he considers a strategic partner in the region. He stressed their mutual commitment to regional stability and the Netherlands’ steadfast support for Jordan and its regional partners despite the ongoing global developments. Ambassador Verfai emphasized Jordan’s critical role in accommodating and providing aid to refugees, including Syrians. He highlighted that supporting Jordan in this field, particularly investment in protection, education, and job creation for both refugees and the local communities hosting them, is a top priority of the Netherlands’ new strategy extending until 2026. Moreover, he disclosed that the Netherlands has invested over 200 million euros since 2019 to support Jordan, with a focus on communities and groups hosting refugees.
Source: Jordan News Agency