House panel head, Czech official discuss cooperation

Amman, Chairman of the Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee, Nidal Ta’ani, said Jordan has “a firm, clear and balanced” stance towards all regional issues.

The lawmaker’s remarks came during a meeting here on Thursday with Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Czech Parliament, Jiri Kobza.

Discussions went over means to boost bilateral ties in the various fields.

During the meeting, Ta’ani praised the Czech Republic’s position not to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem and its firm stance towards the Palestinian issue, adding a just and comprehensive peace in the region is the basis for ending the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The recent statements of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are “provocative,” would trigger more tension, have a direct impact on the peace process, and would undermine any opportunity to make peace, Ta’ani pointed out.

Ta’ani outlined the challenges facing Jordan, especially the waves of refugees that have directly affected the infrastructure and the services provided, pointing to His Majesty’s instructions to the governments to integrate refugees into host communities until their voluntary return to their countries.

Jordan, he noted, is continuing its “humanitarian” role, calling on the international community to continue to support Jordan and to attract more investments.

He also called for establishing peace platforms in the hotspots to achieve security and stability in the region, adding economic peace cannot be an alternative to just and comprehensive peace, based on a two-state solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

For his part, Kobza stressed his country’s firm position on the right of all peoples to live in peace in the middle East region.

He also voiced keenness to continue to support Jordan in all fields and at the highest levels.

Kobza stressed the importance to reduce the region’s tension and called on the conflicting parties to resume dialogue.

Source: Jordan News Agecny