Tripartite meeting in Amman to discuss Syria's Rukban camp

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Tuesday 9 April 2019 | 12:34 AM Damascus Time

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  • Tripartite meeting in Amman to discuss Syria's Rukban camp

    Baladi News

    Amman will host next month a tripartite Russian-Jordanian-US meeting to discuss the Rukban camp for displaced Syrians, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported.

    Meeting with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in Amman on Sunday, Russian Foreign Sergei Lavrov called for dismantling of the camp. 

    US officials have been refusing to participate so far in consultations with Russia on this issue.

    Safadi said that the displaced refugees must return to their homes, pointing out that this is a Syrian issue because the camp is located in Syria and its residents are Syrian.

    He called Sunday for a meeting between American, Russian and Jordanian officials to solve the "major humanitarian issue" of Rukban.

    "There can be no solution in Syria except through an American-Russian agreement supported by the international community," he said.

    Nearly 50,000 Syrians live at the camp near the Al-Tanf base used by the US-led coalition fighting the ISIS group.

    Conditions inside the settlement are dire, with many surviving on just one simple meal a day, often bread and olive oil or yogurt, according to one resident.

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