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Interior, planning ministers meet UNHCR chief

By JT - Oct 24,2016 - Last updated at Oct 24,2016

AMMAN — The government deals with all issues related to the refugee influx comprehensively and in coordination with the concerned authorities, Interior Minister Salameh Hammad said on Monday.

Hammad made his remarks during a meeting with UNHCR Chief Commissioner Filippo Grandi, during which they discussed developments in the refugee crisis and ways to minimise its effects on the Kingdom, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Grandi commended Jordan's stance in dealing with the Syrian crisis, highlighting the UN agency's efforts to support the Kingdom.

Also on Monday, Grandi met with Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury, who highlighted the burdens from hosting a large number of Syrian refugees on the budget as well as the government's efforts to update the Jordan Response Plan 2017-2019.

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