Tarawneh, Chinese envoy discuss parliamentary cooperation, coordination

Speaker of the Lower House, Atef Tarawneh, and Chinese Ambassador to Jordan, Pan Weifang, Monday, held a meeting in Amman for a discussion on strengthening parliamentary cooperation and coordination.

Tarawneh underlined the significance of strengthening parliamentary cooperation and coordination, pointing out that there has been many times when coordination between Arab parliaments and their Chinese peer have been on the highest level.

The House Speaker emphasized the importance of trade exchange between the two countries, and of exploring new Chinese investments in the Kingdom, especially in the fields of IT and energy, praising China for its supportive positions for Jordan through extending many developmental projects.

The meeting also touched on the situation in the Xinjiang region where millions of the Uyghur Muslims live as Tarawneh stressed the necessity to further clarify the situation and whether there are any wrongdoings taking place against Muslims.

Jordan has stood up to extremism and terrorism as it had launched the Aqaba Process initiative to coordinate international concerted efforts aimed at combatting extremism, he explained.

In turn, Weifang said that what is taking place in the region of Xinjiang has nothing to do neither with religions nor with races, but with combatting terrorism, extremism and separatism, adding that measures taken by China had prevented terrorist attacks from taking place in the past three years.

He invited the Jordanian Lower House and other Arab parliaments to come to visit Xinjiang and witness firsthand the situation there.

The ambassador emphasized the importance of sustaining Jordanian-Chinese coordination and cooperation, noting that the distinguished ties between the two countries make way for further cooperation in different fields, and prompt China to offer more support for the Kingdom in transport and energy projects.

Source: Jordan News Agency