Estonian president receives FM

Estonian president receives FM
Tallinn - Alar Karis, the President of the Republic of Estonia, has received Ayman Safadi, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. During his official visit to Estonia, Safadi has also held discussions with several members of Parliament, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna, and Chairman of the National Defense Committee in the Estonian Parliament, Kalev Stoicescu.اضافة اعلان

The discussions, in which Safadi conveyed to the President of Estonia the greetings of His Majesty King Abdullah II, centered on how to improve bilateral cooperation in a number of areas, the most crucial of which being communications, information technology, tourism, and education.

Along with stopping Israeli aggression on Gaza and the humanitarian crisis it generates, Safadi and the Estonian officials also talked about how to start a successful international movement to end the occupation and end the war based on the two-state solution.

The talks also covered the war in Ukraine and attempts to put an end to it in a way that respects Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as international law and the United Nations Charter.

A memorandum of understanding on political discussions between the two nations was signed by Safadi and Tsahkna, who also decided to appoint a working committee to figure out how to actually boost up collaboration in areas that are important to both nations.

During his meeting, Safadi told the information technology sector officials about Jordan's opportunities and they explored potential areas of cooperation.

Safadi and his Estonian counterpart held a joint press conference during which Safadi stated that the memorandum of understanding on political consultations is the first step towards a practical evaluation that will identify the areas of cooperation that can be strengthened.

He continued, "There is a lot that unites us, not only with regard to our keenness to strengthen economic relations and create better opportunities for our peoples and our countries, but also to create an environment of peace that allows us to achieve all of this, and to respect and apply international law."

Safadi drew attention to the fact that, while Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip persists, international law and the United Nations Charter are applied with double standards.

He emphasized: "We want to apply international law to all conflicts equally to all people regardless of their beliefs and colors, because this is the basis of stability for all."

"We stand with Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty, because this is what international law says and this is what is right," stated Safadi in reference to the country. "And since we have a neighboring occupation in Jordan, this is a matter of principle, and we urge respect for international law and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, including Ukraine, and we also urge respect for the same principle with regard to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict."

Safadi emphasized that Israel's aggression against Gaza is a violation of every international legal norm, and he cited the International Court of Justice's ongoing investigation into Israel's alleged genocide.

Safadi warned of the risk of the war spreading regionally and emphasized the need to keep working with Estonia and the EU to halt the aggression and bring about a just settlement.

Safadi also issued a warning over the escalation in Lebanon and its effects on the stability and security of the region.

Regarding the Russian aggression in Ukraine, Estonia's Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna stated, "We had very good meetings, and Jordan is our partner and good friend. Given the multiple crises we face, we had a lot to talk about. Estonia very clearly understands the situation in Gaza and in your region as well."

Tsahakna also expressed gratitude for Jordan's humanitarian assistance in the area, its refugee-welcoming policies, and its initiatives to bring about peace and carry out the two-state solution.

He said, "Estonia decided to support the United Nations resolution on Palestine, and we understand that all these conflicts are interconnected, so we need to work together to find a just peace for all."

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