Senate President, Cypriot FM discuss ties, region

Senate President Faisal Fayez on Tuesday received Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides over cooperation ties between both countries, as well as ways to advance relations in various domains.

Discussion tackled a number of regional issues, including the Syrian crisis and the Palestinian issue, where both officials underscored the urgent need to realize a political solution to the crisis in war-torn Syria and sustain mutual efforts to fight terrorism and extremism which threaten “us all”.

Fayez, moreover, commended the EU for its supportive position of His Majesty King Abdullah’s stances on Jerusalem and his rejection of the U.S. administration’s decision to recognize the holy city as the capital of Israel.

Consolidated global efforts are needed to relaunch a political process to bring about peace in the region and enable Palestinian people to set up their sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the two-state solution and international legitimacy resolutions, Fayez told the Cypriot minister.

For his part, Christodoulides lauded Jordan’s role to achieve peace and security in the Middle East and fight terrorism. He also underlined the need to promote bilateral ties, particularly in the political, economic and parliamentary spheres.

The Cypriot official also said Jordan is a model for peace and security in the region, and that Cyprus is keen on building strong relations with the Kingdom.

Source: Jordan News Agency