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FM, counterparts discuss Ethiopia Dam at Arab League Summit

Ayman Al-Safadi  Arab League session
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AMMAN — Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Ayman Al-Safadi on Tuesday attended an extraordinary session of the Arab League Council to discuss the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia.اضافة اعلان

Safadi delivered King Abdullah’s greetings to the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, underlining His Majesty’s commitment to strengthening the historical and “fraternal” ties between the two countries.

During the meeting of foreign ministers, the discussions touched on ways to boost the mutual Arab action in facing the Arab region crisis and serving the Arab countries’ interests.

The meeting also addressed regional developments, especially the Palestinian cause, the Israeli provocations and encroachments in the Al Aqsa Mosque/ Al Haram Al Sharif complex, the Israeli aggression on Gaza, Gaza reconstruction, and ending of the war, in addition to talks about developments in Libya, Yemen, the Syria crisis, and Lebanon.

Regarding the Renaissance Dam, Safadi reiterated that Egypt and Sudan’s water security is an integral part of Arab national security, underlining that Jordan stands for the two countries’ water rights.

All ministers expressed their solidarity with Egypt and Sudan to preserve their legal water rights.

The United Nations Security Council called for an emergency session to discuss the issue and the necessary measures to launch negotiations aimed at approaching a balanced and just agreement regarding the dam.

Safadi also met with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Muhammad bin Abd Al Rahaman Al Thani to stress the importance of the foreign ministers meeting in boosting joint Arab action to confront mutual challenges.

The foreign minister also held a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri, and Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussain, to discuss the cooperation mechanisms among the three countries to resume preparations for the upcoming leaders’ summit in Baghdad.

During another meeting, Safadi and his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan, stressed the two countries’ commitment to enhance the “fraternal” ties in various fields and presented the latest developments in the region, stressing the importance cooperation.

Safadi and his Kuwati counterpart Shiekh Ahmad Naser Al Muhammad Al-Sabah also addressed the two countries’ “fraternal” and historical ties, which are reinforced by his Majesty King Abdullah and his highness Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.

Safadi also met with his Libyan counterpart, Najlaa Al Manqoush and discussed bilateral ties and efforts to support security and stability in Libya and accommodate the Libyan people’s ambitions.

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