Jordan Monarch, UK PM discuss current developments in phone call

Amman, His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of Jordan received a phone call from Rishi Sunak, British Prime Minister, which covered current developments. According to a Royal Court statement, His Majesty warned against further escalation in the region, which threatens international peace and security, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported. HM King Abdullah II reiterated his call on the international community to step up efforts to reach an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, in order to mitigate the humanitarian catastrophe in the Strip, warning of the serious consequences of the Israeli ground offensive on Rafah. His Majesty stressed the need to protect civilians in Gaza and intensify efforts to deliver humanitarian aid, while also noting the importance of maintaining support for UNRWA to enable it to provide humanitarian services in accordance with its UN mandate. Source: Bahrain News Agency