Press release

PM meeting with Queen Rania of Jordan: 8 January 2016

Prime Minister David Cameron and Queen Rania of Jordan spoke about the Syrian humanitarian crisis and the Syria Pledging Conference.

Prime Minister David Cameron talking with Her Majesty, Queen Rania of Jordan inside Number 10 Downing Street.

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister held talks with Her Majesty, Queen Rania of Jordan this afternoon.

They discussed the need for a comprehensive approach to the Syrian humanitarian crisis, and agreed that as well as substantially increasing humanitarian aid, countries must seek to address the longer term needs of refugees through education and employment, to enable them to return to Syria and rebuild its economy once the conflict has ended.

Queen Rania thanked the British people for their generosity in providing support to Syrians, and said countries in the Middle East and Europe should work together to respond to the challenges of so many refugees.

The Prime Minister and Queen Rania discussed the forthcoming Syria Pledging Conference, and agreed education was vital to securing a bright future, reiterating their commitment to ensuring greater access to education for all children in Syria and its neighbouring countries.

Published 8 January 2016