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UK Prime Minister meets with Queen Rania of Jordan

Friday 8 January 2016

British Prime Minister David Cameron meets with Queen Rania of Jordan in London to discuss the Syrian humanitarian crisis.

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes Queen Rania of Jordan to No 10 Downing Street, London, 8 Jan 2016

British Prime Minister David Cameron met with Queen Rania of Jordan in London today. They spoke about the Syrian humanitarian crisis and the upcoming Syria pledging conference.

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister held talks with Her Majesty, Queen Rania of Jordan this afternoon.

They discussed the need for a comprehensive approach to the Syrian humanitarian crisis, and agreed that as well as substantially increasing humanitarian aid, countries must seek to address the longer term needs of refugees through education and employment, to enable them to return to Syria and rebuild its economy once the conflict has ended.

Queen Rania thanked the British people for their generosity in providing support to Syrians, and said countries in the Middle East and Europe should work together to respond to the challenges of so many refugees.

The Prime Minister and Queen Rania also discussed the forthcoming Syria pledging conference, Supporting Syria and the Region which will be held in London in February.

They agreed education was vital to securing a bright future, reiterating their commitment to ensuring greater access to education for all children in Syria and its neighbouring countries.

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