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Jordan condemns "racist remarks" by Dutch MP

Published : 25 Nov 2023, 03:37

Updated : 25 Nov 2023, 03:40

  DF News Desk
This photo taken on Nov. 15, 2023 in The Hague, the Netherlands, shows a campaign poster of Geert Wilders, who leads the Party for Freedom (PVV). File Photo: Xinhua by Wang Xiangjiang.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi voiced Friday the country's condemnation and rejection of the "racist remarks" by an extremist Dutch lawmaker who advocated for "solving Palestinian issue at the expense of Jordan," reported Xinhua.

In a phone call with his Dutch counterpart Hanke Bruins Slot, Safadi denounced recent remarks made by Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, who is also the leader of the Dutch far-right Party for Freedom, accusing him of "denying the inalienable right of the Palestinians to their freedom and state on their national territory," according to a statement from the Jordanian Foreign Ministry.

For her part, Slot stressed her country's respect for the historic friendship between the two countries based on mutual respect and her support for the two-state solution as a way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and achieve comprehensive peace.

The Dutch minister also assured Safadi that a large majority in the Dutch House of Representatives supports the two-state solution.

The two ministers agreed to hold bilateral talks on the sidelines of a meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean in Spain's Barcelona next Monday.

Geert Wilders is seeking to form a government, as his party achieved an unexpected landslide victory in the Netherlands' elections and secured 37 seats in the House of Representatives.

However, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry said this cannot be guaranteed success as "many Dutch parliamentary parties have declared their refusal to enter into a coalition with him."