Senate President meets Kenya’s National Assembly Speaker

Amman, Senate President, Faisal Fayez, on Tuesday discussed with Kenya’s National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi, prospects of boosting bilateral ties in the political, economic and parliamentary fields.

During their meeting, Fayez called for increasing trade exchange and investment, and enhancing cooperation to serve the interests of the two countries.

He said bilateral relations were founded on the basis of cooperation and mutual respect, which strengthened political and diplomatic ties, noting that Amman and Nairobi share similar visions and exchange views on various issues.

Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, is looking to develop ties with Kenya in the economic and investment fields, as well as pharmaceutical industry, medical tourism, construction and chemical industries.

On the situation in the region, the Senate President affirmed that Jordan is capable of safeguarding its security and stability despite the political turmoil and the economic challenges posed to it by the conflicts.

The Kingdom shoulders the burden of hosting over 1.3 million Syrian refugees, he added, pointing to the international community’s failure to live up to its obligations to the Kingdom under the current difficult circumstances.

Despite the challenges, Jordan continues its peacemaking efforts based on a firm belief in peace and the Kingdom’s values of moderation and tolerance, Fayez stated.

He said regional security and stability hinged on resolving the Palestinian cause through establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital in accordance with the two-state solution and relevant international resolutions, as well as ending the Syrian crisis according to political solutions that guarantee the country’s unity.

He underscored the importance of enhancing the Jordanian-Kenyan relations in all fields, unifying efforts and positions in various international parliamentary forums and addressing terrorism and extremism.

Muturi underlined the importance of enhancing bilateral relations, calling for exchanging expertise and boosting trade and economic ties.

He lauded the efforts Jordan exerts to achieve regional peace and stability, and hailed its humanitarian role toward Syrian refugees.

Source: Jordan News Agency