Jordan to host Friends of Syria meeting

Jordan says it will play host to a Friends of Syria meeting next week, bringing together international backers of opponents of Damascus regime.

Updated: May 14, 2013, 22:56 PM IST

Amman: Jordan says it will play host to a Friends of Syria meeting next week, bringing together international backers of opponents of the Damascus regime.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Sabah Alrafie says US Secretary of State John Kerry will join counterparts from Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Egypt, Britain, France, Germany and Italy for the one-day meeting.

She says the meeting will take place in the middle of the week.
Alrafie said on Tuesday that the meeting is a continuation of recent gatherings in Turkey and the Emirates.

No other details were immediately available.

At previous sessions, the group has discussed issues like humanitarian aid to refugees from the Syrian civil war. Jordan is reeling under the burden of caring for hundreds of thousands of refugees.

PTI