FM meets Moroccan counterpart

Amman, Minister of Foreign affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi and his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita on Wednesday stressed the need to take practical steps to improve the level economic, trade and tourism investment cooperation between the two countries.

During talks in Amman on Wednesday, the two ministers agreed to form a working team that will present within ten days practical steps to implement decisions that have been agreed upon previously to activate economic cooperation between the two sides.

Safadi and Bourita also discussed efforts to end the stalemate in the peace process with the aim of solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

In a joint press conference, Safadi highlighted the strong ties between the two countries’ leadership, but said more needs to be done to activate bilateral ties at the trade, economic and investment levels.

Both sides he said discussed the Palestinian issue, affirming that the region will not enjoy security and stability without a just and comprehensive solution to this issue.

Safadi said that both Jordan and Morocco, who are members of the ministerial delegation formed by the Arab League to deal with the repercussions of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, will do their utmost to protect Jerusalem.

The two ministers also discussed the Syrian crisis and affirmed the need to reach a political solution that preserves the country’s unity and independence.

Safadi said Jordan is hosting 1.3 million Syrian refugees, who are placing an increasing pressure on the Kingdom’s education, health and infrastructure sectors, noting that Jordan is continuing its humanitarian role towards the refugees.

The discussions also deal with the Western Sahara issue, where Safadi stressed Jordan’s full support to the unity of the Moroccan lands and solve the crisis in line with Morocco’s autonomy initiative.

The Moroccan minister highlighted the strong ties between the two countries that are based on continuous coordination and consultations.

Safadi and Bourita stressed the importance of the meeting that comes before the upcoming Arab summit in Saudi Arabia, in boosting coordination and consultations on various regional issues.

Source: Jordan News Agency