King participates in trilateral summit, 2nd add

The Greek prime minister called the summit an “extremely important initiative” as it was held at a time when the region is facing immense challenges, but “we see great opportunities at hand in the wider region of the Mediterranean.” He told the press conference that the three nations seek to put forward a joint strategic vision on solid grounds based on the historical, regional and social bonds with Jordan and links between “our peoples that we seek to enhance”.

On Syria, Tsipras said that the summit underlined the need to find a solution to the crisis that improves the situation on the ground and secures a democratic future in the country.

Commenting on the refugee crisis posed to the three countries, he stressed the need for intervention and active support by the world community, noting that Jordan hosts 1.5 million refugees and bears the burden of meeting their needs.

On the Palestinian issue, he stressed the importance of resuming peace talks based on the two-state solution, emphasising Athens’ support of this solution that leads to setting up a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital and living in peace alongside Israel.

HM King Abdullah, the Cypriot president and the Greek prime minister looked on as officials from the three countries signed a cooperation agreement in the protection of antiquities and intellectual property as well as a memorandum in the renewable energy sector.

Earlier, His Majesty and the Cypriot leader held talks at the presidential palace in Nicosia on bilateral ties in vital economic sectors as well as cooperation in political, cultural, health, higher education, transport and other fields, in addition to regional developments.

Source: Jordan News Agency