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Jordan, Canada discuss peace, latest developments in Mideast

AMMAN, Oct. 30 -- Jordan and Canada on Tuesday discussed efforts to attain peace in the Middle East and the latest developments in the region, according to Xinhua.
During their talks in the capital Amman, Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi and his visiting Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland compared notes on the crisis in Syria and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Safadi voiced appreciation for Canada's support for the two-state solution which will lead to the creation of an independent Palestinian state, as the Palestinian issue is central to the region.
Jordan and Canada see eye to eye on the need to end the stalemate in the peace process and launch serious and effective peace talks over the two-state solution, he said.
The Jordanian minister also hailed Canada's support for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, as it has helped offset the UN agency's budget deficit.
On Syria, Safadi said Canada and Jordan agree on the need for a political solution that preserves the unity of Syria and its territorial integrity.
For her part, the Canadian official stressed her country's continued support to Jordan.
Freeland voiced appreciation for Jordan's assistance to Syrian refugees, saying Canada is keen on supporting the refugees in Jordan.