Jordan To Hold Talks With Russia This Week Over Situation At Syrian-Jordanian Border

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Jordan To Hold Talks With Russia This Week Over Situation At Syrian-Jordanian Border

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This week, Jordan will hold talks with Russia over a ceasefire in southwestern Syria and improving the humanitarian situation there, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on July 2.

On July 3, Safadi will travel to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

The talks will be held amid an offensive of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) against militants in the southern province of Daraa, that borders Jordan.

The SAA has already liberated a high number of villages. However, some radical armed groups, first of all Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra), still hopes that some foreign intervention will save them from the defeat.

In June, Jordan deployed additional forces along the border with Syria in a move aimed at preventing members of militant groups operating in the nearby country from entering Jordan.

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