At Trilateral Summit, Jordan, Cyprus and Greece agree to expand cooperation in vital fields, 2nd Add

For his part, Greek Prime Minister Tsipras said the Summit “highlights the determination to strengthen our partnership with a strategic perspective for the region”.

“Jordan is a country with which we have strong historical and cultural ties. Jordan is a country that constitutes one of the most important forces of stability in the region as well as of peace and coexistence in our broader region,” he added.

Greece and Cyprus, as “frontline EU countries in the region”, realise that “challenges that have to do with security or refugee flows in the Middle East are challenges for Europe as a whole,” Prime Minister Tsipras added.

“Your crucial role in Syria, and your crucial role in supporting Syrian people; your crucial role in the Middle East peace process, and your role as Custodian of the Islamic and Christian shrines in Jerusalem; or your role in confronting terrorist networks and extremism it is very important for global and regional developments,” he said, addressing His Majesty.

The prime minister said Greece will increase coordination to strengthen EU-Jordan relations and “to support peace in Syria, and a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine living in peace, based on the borders of 1967, with East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.”

Noting the potential for business and economic cooperation between the three countries, Prime Minister Tsipras said the business forum held on the sidelines of the Summit offers an opportunity to bolster cooperation in construction, energy, tourism, education, and ICT.

Discussions at the Trilateral Summit’s second round covered means to advance economic cooperation, and also addressed the outcomes of the first Summit.

The third round covered developments in the Middle East and the importance of achieving peace and stability in the region.

Regional and international efforts to counter terrorism within a holistic approach were also discussed.

Moreover, His Majesty, President Anastasiades, and Prime Minister Tsipras witnessed the signing of two trilateral memorandums of understanding on cooperation in investment and education.

Earlier on Sunday, the King held bilateral and expanded talks with President Anastasiades on means to enhance cooperation and partnership between Jordan and Cyprus, as well as regional developments.

Source: Jordan News Agency