Jordan, US talk development cooperation, climate change

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh meets with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry in Amman on December 5, 2021. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi met separately with John Kerry, the US special presidential envoy for climate, on Sunday to discuss bilateral cooperation, the environment, and climate change challenges, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Both meetings highlighted the urgency of working towards sustainable solutions to the effects of climate change in the region, especially for Jordan’s water supply.

The meetings affirmed the enduring strength of the US-Jordan strategic partnership and friendship, according to a press statement from the US climate envoy’s spokesperson.

Kerry underscored the US’ commitment to ensuring Jordan’s domestic water needs are secured through a diverse range of sources while lauding Jordan’s contributions of solar-generated electricity to meet the region's evolving energy needs.

Khasawneh praised the US for its support for Jordan, highlighting the strategic ties between the two countries and expressing keenness to further them.
Safadi, in his meeting, highlighted the Jordan-US strategic ties and discussed strengthening cooperation, especially on protecting the environment and combating climate change.

Kerry lauded Jordan’s commitment to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, promoting greater regional clean energy trade and cooperation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the region, and providing a new source of freshwater for the Jordanian people.

In his meeting with Khasawneh, Kerry said that Jordan is a "strong ally" and that the US appreciates its role in weathering, overcoming regional challenges, and upholding security and stability.

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