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Prime Minister Golob with the King of Jordan and the Prime Minister of Qatar on the situation in the Middle East

On the sidelines of the 60th Munich Security Conference, Prime Minister Robert Golob today met with Abdullah II of Jordan.
Prime Minister Golob with the King of Jordan

Prime Minister Golob with the King of Jordan | Author Anže Malovrh/STA

They called for an immediate ceasefire and sufficient humanitarian aid in Gaza. They paid special attention to the worrying situation in Rafah and agreed that every effort should be made to end the humanitarian disaster. They agreed that the only solution for lasting peace and stability is a two-state solution. The King of Jordan invited Prime Minister Golob to visit Jordan, and he accepted the invitation.

Prime Minister Golob will also meet with the Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Mirjana Spoljarić Egger. He will also meet with Director-General of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and chair of the Open Society Foundations Alexander Soros.

At the invitation of the organisers of the Munich Security Conference, Prime Minister Robert Golob will today take part as a speaker in a panel called Spotlight on United Nations Security Council Reform. The invitation to one of the most recognisable political panels of the security conference is recognition of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and its foreign policy efforts for peace and security in the world. At the same time, it is an opportunity for Slovenia to present its views on the reform of the UNSC. At the invitation of the BWM Foundation and in cooperation with the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF), Prime Minister Golob took part in a discussion on the urgent reforms of the outdated institutional framework of global governance.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Golob met with Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris, Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

In a statement for the Slovenian media, Prime Minister Golob said yesterday that the key topic of the talks was how to stop the bloodshed in Gaza and the agreement that the international community must do everything to prevent a disaster in Rafah. “This is the task for the international community that all of us must focus on now. We must send a clear message to Israel that everything must be done to prevent a disaster in Rafah.” Prime Minister Golob would like to see as many member states as possible join Slovenia's position on the disaster in Gaza, by which the EU would show unity.

He also talked about Slovenia's support for humanitarian organisations under the auspices of the United Nations, especially the UNRWA. “Slovenia supports the work of the organisation, as this is the only way for people in Gaza to have access to water, food and medical care,” said Prime Minister Golob, adding that the Secretary-General of the United Nations thanked Slovenia for its support for the UNRWA.