FM meets European Neighbourhood Commissioner

Amman, Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Safadi, and Commissioner of the European Neighbourhood Policy And Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, on Wednesday, discussed ways to expand cooperation between Jordan and the European Union (EU).

In a meeting held at the Foreign Ministry, Safadi and Hahn reviewed regional developments, including efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution.

They also reviewed developments of the Syrian crisis and the burdens borne by the Kingdom due to hosting 1.3 million Syrian refugees, about 90 percent of whom live outside refugee camps.

Safadi expressed appreciation for the EU support to the Kingdom, stressing the importance of the continuation of the institutional approach pursued by the two sides in promoting an effective partnership that reflects growth in economic cooperation and more coordination in addressing regional challenges to achieve the common goal of enhancing security and stability.

The minister underlined the importance of the European role in breaking the deadlock in the peace process and pushing forward for effective action to reach peace based on the two-state solution.

Hahn lauded Jordan’s role as a cornerstone for security and stability in the region, and said the bloc will continue supporting the kingdom at all levels and help it overcome the challenges and consequences of regional crises.

Both officials stressed their keenness to develop the solid partnership between the Kingdom and the EU and create wider horizons for cooperation in various fields.

Source: Jordan News Agency