Senate President lauds Jordanian-Canadian ties

Senate President, Faisal Al-Fayez, lauded the deep-rooted and strategic Jordanian-Canadian ties based on mutual respect, serving common issues and interests.

Al-Fayez made his remarks as presided over part of a meeting between the Senate’s Jordanian-Canadian Friendship Committee, led by Senator Sakhr Dodin and Canada’s Ambassador to Jordan, Donica Pottie.

Al-Fayez pointed to the common positions between the two friendly countries on various regional and international issues, as well as high-level coordination between His Majesty King Abdullah II and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

In his speech, the Senate President discussed challenges facing the Kingdom, including economic challenges that have been exacerbated by the accelerating events in the region, in addition to hosting more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees, which has put direct pressure on various facilities and infrastructure of the Kingdom.

Al-Fayez expressed appreciation for Canada’s supportive stances to the Kingdom towards many regional and international issues, as well as Canada’s support to Jordan, calling on the international community to assume its responsibility in supporting the Kingdom so that it can continue its humanitarian role.

He talked about King Abdullah’s efforts to establish peace and stability in the region, which will be achieved by ending the Arab-Israeli conflict, according to international legitimacy resolutions based on a two-state solution, and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the pre-June 4, 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.

The Canadian Ambassador lauded Jordan’s humanitarian efforts towards Syrian refugees despite its limited resources, and its role in combating terrorism and extremism, expressign appreciation for His Majesty the King’s efforts in various forums aimed at bringing peace to the region and the world at large.

The Canadian diplomat confirmed that there were no plans for her country to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Senator Sakhr Dodin stressed the importance of activating the free trade agreement between Canada and Jordan, which is the first of its kind with an Arab country, through a specialized workshop to be held in May, with the participation of businessmen from both countries.

Source: Jordan News Agency