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

Amman, His Majesty King Abdullah, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras agreed during their Trilateral Summit on Sunday at Al Husseiniya Palace to expand cooperation between the three countries in vital sectors including energy, agriculture, tourism, health, education, trade, investment, and ICT.

The three countries also agreed to encourage their respective private sectors to establish joint projects that capitalise on available trade opportunities, while bolstering expertise and knowledge exchange.

Jordan, Cyprus, and Greece affirmed the importance of maintaining coordination on issues of mutual concern, in service of common interests and with the aim of achieving peace and bolstering security and stability in the region.

The Trilateral Summit reaffirmed support for King Abdullah’s efforts, as Hashemite Custodian, to safeguard Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem and preserve the legal and historical status quo in the city.

In addition, the Summit covered the peace process, reiterating support for a comprehensive, just, lasting and negotiated solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the two-state solution, international law, relevant UN resolutions, and the Arab Peace Initiative, that guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel.

In remarks at the first round of the Trilateral Summit, His Majesty welcomed President Anastasiades and Prime Minister Tsipras, noting that since last year’s first Trilateral Summit, the partnership has moved in the right direction.

The second Trilateral Summit, the King said, is an opportunity to move beyond the political relationship to cover economic, security and cultural ties.

His Majesty voiced hope that the joint business forum, held in parallel to the Summit with the participation of business leaders from the three countries, would prove successful.

The King noted renewable energy, agriculture, tourism, and transport as some key sectors for cooperation.

His Majesty highlighted the role of Cyprus and Greece in overcoming regional challenges, noting efforts to move forward on the two-state solution and the peace process, as well as addressing challenges in Iraq and Syria.

Source: Jordan News Agency