Safadi, Canadian minister talk cooperation

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi (right) holds talks with a visiting Canadian official on August 10, 2022. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi discussed with Canadian Minister of International Development Harjit Sajjan on Wednesday the opportunities to expand joint economic cooperation, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

It said the cooperation talks focused on agriculture, water, energy, and trade, and the ways to benefit from Jordanian competencies in the Canadian labor market.

Safadi, who is a deputy prime minister, and Sajjan reaffirmed the “effectiveness” of coordination channels in the development fields, and the keenness of the two countries to develop stronger relations.

Safadi praised Canada’s efforts to support Jordan’s development process, and help it face the economic challenges and the consequences of regional crises, especially the burdens related to refugees fleeing their country and seeking shelter in the Kingdom.

Thanking Canada for its support to UNRWA, Safadi stressed the need to continue providing the necessary assistance to enable the international agency to carry out its duties, in accordance with its UN mandate.

The two ministers reviewed several regional and international issues of common interest, and efforts to resolve the region’s crises, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry.

Sajjan reaffirmed Canada’s keenness to enhance cooperation with Jordan, expressing his country’s appreciation for the Kingdom’s efforts to bolster the region’s security and stability.

Canada is currently implementing a slew of development projects in Jordan in the energy, water, environment, and education fields, through the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Project.

In 2012, the two countries signed a free trade agreement, which facilitated trade exchange between them.

Two-way trade amounted to $106.7 million in 2020.

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