FM, DMAS chief talk ties, Middle East developments

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AMMAN - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, on Thursday received Chair of the European Parliament's delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries (DMAS), Isabel Santos, and its parliamentary members.اضافة اعلان

The meeting went over ways to enhance "strategic" Jordan-EU cooperation and partnership relations, in addition to regional developments, according to a ministry statement.

Lauding the EU's support provided to Jordan in many sectors, Safadi adding that Jordan views the bloc as a "strong" partner to back Jordan's development process.

Safadi also referred to the current negotiations with the EU to agree on the partnership priorities document 2021-2027, and the Kingdom's aspiration to sign the pact in the coming period, in addition to holding Jordanian-EU Partnership Council.

Reviewing regional developments, primarily in relation to the Palestinian cause, Safadi stressed the need to reach a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution and in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions.

Safadi also stressed the need to maintain support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), highlighting the importance of the international conference to mobilize support for the UN agency, which will be held on November 16 in Brussels, co-chaired by Jordan and Sweden.

For her part, Santos lauded Jordan's "key" role under His Majesty King Abdullah II's leadership to achieve security and stability in the region.

Santos also lauded Jordan as a model for its "moderate and wise" policies, and its "key" role in hosting refugees, stressing that Jordan is an "important strategic" partner of the European Union.

Work is continuing to develop cooperation and partnership programs with Jordan, Santos added.

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