FM, Irish counterpart, holds talks on boosting ties

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Al-Safadi. (Photo: Jordan News)
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — On Thursday, deputy prime minister and minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi held talks with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney that focused on bilateral ties and the latest developments in the Middle East region, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The two ministers agreed to form a collaboration to develop, in the coming weeks, a program to activate cooperation in several aspects such as food security, water, education, tourism, technology, culture.

The Palestinian cause, Syria, Libya, and Yemen, were also discussed during the talks between the ministers.

Safadi stressed that the security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states is intertwined with the security of Jordan, voicing Jordan's rejection of any insult to Saudi Arabia.

Safadi added that Thursday’s meeting reviewed ways to enhance bilateral relations in various fields, considering the official opening of the Irish embassy in the Kingdom shows the strong ties that bring the two countries together.

Coveney, who is also the Irish defense minister, stressed that Jordan is a strategic partner of Ireland in the region and that his country is seeking to improve relations with the Kingdom at various levels, pointing out that the volume of trade exchange has doubled during this period, and is expected to reach more than $300 million.

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