AMMAN, July 24 (KUNA) -- Jordan is not a party in the domestic conflict in
Syria and is currently preparing 22 camps, each to receive 5,000 Syrian
refugees, prime minister Fayez Tarawneh said Tuesday.
"Jordan's political position is clear and it is not a party in the Syrian
domestic conflict," Tarawneh said in an interview with state-run news agency
He hoped the conflict in Syria would be solved peacefully in order to stop
"We in Jordan are calculating our positions and interest very carefully and
calmly and away from tension," said the prime minister.
The Syrian conflict "is like the chaos caused by the Arab Spring which has
negative impacts on the countries and on tourism and investments," he added.
Due to the growing number of Syrian refugees, said Tarawneh, the Jordanian
government was setting up 22 camps each to contain around 5,000 people.
All Syrian refugees in Jordan would be relocated to these camps, away from
residential areas, he explained.
Official Jordanian figures showed that around 150,000 Syrians have fled to
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