(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Jordan and Turkey on Wednesday called for an end to the violence in Syria and urged Damascus to implement reforms, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The call was made during a press conference following talks between Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on the latest developments in Syria.
The talks focused on means to deal efficiently and swiftly with the situation in Syria, in a manner that puts an end to the bloodshed in the neighbouring country and achieves security for the Syrian people as well as desired reform.
During a joint press conference following the talks, Judeh said since the beginning of the unrest in Syria Jordan has called for ending all forms of violence, stressing the need to resort to dialogue to guarantee the safety of the Syrian people and to safeguard Syria's security and stability.
He told reporters that Syria is an important neighbouring country for both the Kingdom and Turkey, and accordingly Jordan believes in the importance of stopping the violence there at once, and in the need to forge ahead with reform without any delays.
At the press conference, Judeh reiterated the message that Jordan conveyed two days ago to Damascus that international anger is mounting and that there is a state of semi-consensus among the international community that the different acts of violence in Syria must stop.
The minister also commended Turkey's efforts to deal with and end the tragic situation in Syria, adding that the two sides also addressed means to boost bilateral relations, Petra reported.
"The bloodshed has to stop, first and foremost. The military operations have to stop," Reuters quoted Davutoglu as saying at the press conference.
"If the operations continue in Syria and the operations become a regional problem Turkey cannot naturally remain indifferent," he said.
"There are joint interests that necessitate security and stability in Syria," he added, according to Petra.
Stressing the need to look into the demands of the Syrian people and effect political changes, Davutoglu called for adopting a unified regional stance vis--vis what is happening in Syria.
Judeh said he briefed his Turkish counterpart on the constitutional amendments suggested by the Royal Committee on Constitutional Review, as well as on the country's social, political and economic reform.
During their talks, both sides discussed means to achieve progress in efforts to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution, Judeh pointed out.
During his visit to the Turkish capital, Judeh also participated in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation emergency meeting, in which Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed took part and addressed the situation in Somalia.
During the meeting, Judeh said Jordan, upon His Majesty King Abdullah's directives, will assess Somalia's needs and provide humanitarian and medical assistance to the Arab African country through the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation.