Senate President, Czech PM discuss ties, Mideast issues

Prague, President of the Senate Faisal Al-Fayez held talks with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis focusing on ways to upgrade Jordanian-Czech relations and a number of Middle East issues.

Al-Fayez urged the European Union to increase its assistance to Jordan and launch more investments in the Kingdom to help it grapple with the Syrian refugee crisis and the economic challenges arising from it.

During the talks in Prague, the Senate President stressed that the European Union should play a stronger role in the Middle East peace process to restore regional security and stability and enable the Palestinian people to establish their independent state on their national soil.

During the talks, the two sides underlined the importance of enhancing Jordanian-Czech relations, activating agreements signed between the two countries, and the need to expand the economic partnership.

Al-Fayez called on Czech investors and businessmen to tap into investment opportunities available in Jordan, and make use of Jordan’s strategic location, which serves as a link between Asia, Africa and Europe.

He pointed out the role that the Czech Republic can play within the European Union in pushing for increased EU assistance to Jordan and simplifying rules of origin to facilitate the access of Jordanian industries and companies to European markets.

The Czech prime minister commended Czech-Jordanian relations and the progress achieved by Jordan in various fields, stressing his country’s interest in enhancing and developing its relations with the Kingdom in various fields.

He also hailed Jordan’s role in supporting international efforts to end the conflict in the Middle East and eradicate terrorism, emphasizing the importance of strengthening his country’s partnerships with Jordan.

Al-Fayez and his accompanying delegation also met with the Vice-President of the Czech Senate and chairman and members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Committee of the Czech House of Representatives discussing ties and a number of Middle East issues.

Source: Jordan News Agency