FM meets with counterparts at Doha Forum

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AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Sunday met with a number of his counterparts during his participation in the 2022 Doha Forum.اضافة اعلان

The meetings tackled bilateral relations, regional developments and efforts to resolve regional crises in addition to dealing with their humanitarian, social, security, economic and political impacts.

In a meeting with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, Safadi stressed the importance of the Jordanian-European partnership and the European role in addressing economic challenges.

The minister lauded the European support for the Kingdom through buttressing the development process and facing the ramifications of regional crises.

Safadi and Borrell discussed cooperation programs between Jordan and the EU in many key sectors, and preparations for holding the Jordanian-European Partnership Council meeting in Jordan for the first time to pinpoint top priorities for cooperation.

Borrell underlined the EU’s appreciation of the Kingdom’s key role in resolving regional crises and achieving security and stability.

The Palestinian cause was at the forefront of the issues the two officials reviewed, with Safadi hailing Europe’s position which backs the two-state solution, and rejects unilateral steps that undermine it, especially with regard to settlements, land confiscation, and the displacement of Palestinians from their homes.

Safadi underscored the need to move quickly and effectively to find a “real political horizon” to achieve lasting peace on the basis of the two-state solution and in accordance with international law.

He said that the Palestinian issue is the basis for instability in the region, and the two-state solution, which envisions an independent and sovereign Palestinian state on pre-June 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital to live alongside Israel in peace and security, is  the only way to achieve a just peace which is vital for regional and international security and stability.

In addition, Safadi discussed with the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korcok prospects for increasing bilateral cooperation and regional and international developments, in addition to the latest developments of the Ukrainian crisis and its ramifications.

Safadi also discussed with the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Gamini Lakshman Peiris bilateral ties and other regional and international issues.

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