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PM, Egyptian counterpart co-chair joint committee meeting

Jordan and Egypt are being targeted by evil forces that pursue dark ideology — Khasawneh

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(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The 30th session of the Jordanian-Egyptian Joint Higher Committee meetings kicked off Monday in Cairo, and is co-chaired by Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh and his Egyptian counterpart Mostafa Madbouly.اضافة اعلان

The meeting tackled means to increase trade exchange, in addition to boosting cooperation in health, medicine, energy, tourism, and transport.

Jordan and Egypt signed a number of memoranda of understanding and executive programs, in areas of logistics, higher education, youth work, and media.

In a speech, the prime minister highlighted the “distinguished relations” between Jordan and Egypt, which were founded and cemented under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah and Egyptian PresidentAbdel Fattah El-Sisi.

He stressed that Jordan and Egypt are “being targeted by evil forces that pursue dark ideology” over the two countries’ unwavering commitment to national issues.

Khasawneh said “such targeting takes many forms, sometimes through the media, and at other times through leaks by suspicious parties and organizations, such as the Pandora papers.”

He also underlined Jordan and Egypt’s firm stance on the Palestinian cause and the establishment of a Palestinian state along June 4, 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The prime minister reiterated Jordan’s support for the “the legal and historical framework governing” Egypt’s rights to the Nile River.

On Lebanon, the Khasawneh highlighted Jordan and Egypt’s swift response by taking measures to assist the country address its energy crisis so that it will not be “an arena for settling regional accounts”.

The outcomes of a recent visit of the HRH Crown Prince Hussein to Egypt will be followed up on through a project that will integrate tourism in the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula and Aqaba, Petra, and Wadi Rum.

For his part, Madbouly underlined his country’s commitment to increasing trade and development cooperation with Jordan, pointing to the Egyptian president’s directives to raise the capacity of the electric line linking the two countries and broadening cooperation to include Iraq and Lebanon.

He also stressed Egypt’s commitment to meeting Jordan’s needs of commodities and foodstuffs during the coming period, especially as the holy month of Ramadan approaches.

He lauded the Kingdom’s care for the Egyptian workers, underscoring the role of businessmen and the private sector in the two countries in boosting investments and exploring available opportunities and areas of cooperation.

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