King, Japanese PM discuss economic cooperation

New York, His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, met on Monday in New York with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss means of bolstering the strategic partnership between the two countries and expanding cooperation in various fields, especially economic cooperation.

The meeting, held on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, covered the deep-rooted Jordanian-Japanese relations and the importance of maintaining coordination and consultation over issues of mutual concern, in service of the two countries and peoples.

King Abdullah expressed appreciation for Japan’s support to various development programmes in Jordan.

Discussions at the meeting, which continued over a working dinner, touched on regional developments, efforts to reach political solutions to regional crises, and efforts to fight terrorism within a holistic approach, as well as Jordanian-Japanese coordination in this regard.

Efforts to achieve peace were also discussed , with Prime Minister Abe reaffirming Japan’s commitment to the two-state solution as the basis for resolving the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Prime Minister Abe commended Jordan’s efforts in maintaining the security and stability of the Middle East, highlighting the Syrian refugee burden shouldered by the Kingdom.

Moreover, he stressed Japan’s keenness to enhance economic, trade and investment cooperation with Jordan, in the best interests of the two peoples.

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and Adviser to His Majesty for Communication and Coordination Bisher Khasawneh attended the meeting.

Source: Jordan News Agency