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Monday 30th July 2012 | 18:01
Foreign Office press release
FCO Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, today met Jordan's Prince Faisal. Following the meeting Mr Burt said:
"I was pleased to welcome His Royal Highness Prince Faisal of Jordan and the Jordanian Olympic Team to London. Jordan and the UK are longstanding friends and allies, and I wish the Jordanian Olympic team much success.
"We discussed the situation in Syria, and agreed that the appalling violence must end and that there must be a transition to a new, inclusive, government.
"The UK is profoundly concerned by the Syrian regime's recent callous attack on refugees fleeing to Jordan. I expressed the UK's appreciation for Jordan's generosity and compassion in helping nearly 40,000 refugees who have fled the violence in Syria. We have recently doubled our aid to help those affected by the fighting in Syria, including doubling our funding to UNHCR ' s work in the region, which will deliver emergency aid to Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, including the new camp that was opened in Jordan yesterday.
"We will continue to support international humanitarian efforts to ensure aid gets to those in need. And we will intensify our work to support those documenting human rights violations in Syria, and our non-lethal support for the Syrian opposition."