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Safadi holds talks with Swedish officials over cooperation

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi meets with Deputy Speaker of Swedish parliament Kerstin Lundgren and members of the foreign affairs committee, on August 4, 2021. (Photo: Foreign Ministry)
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AMMAN (JNews) — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi discussed on Wednesday with his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde efforts to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), stressing the "deep-rooted" friendship between the two kingdoms and keenness to embody it into "wider" cooperation in various fields.اضافة اعلان

During their meeting, the two ministers reviewed the region's developments and the efforts made to resolve regional crises and achieve security and stability, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Safadi and Linde also discussed prospects for enhancing cooperation in the economic and development fields and collaboration in facing the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences, and efforts to find a political horizon to relaunch "serious and effective" negotiations to achieve a just and lasting peace based on the two-state solution.

The talks also went over efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis, the refugee issue, developments in Lebanon, support for Iraq and the war on terrorism, according to Petra.

On future action, the duo pledged continuity to work together to ensure the necessary international support to refugees and the hosting countries, and find political solutions to the region's crises, in addition to enhancing cooperation bilaterally, within the framework of the European Union.

Safadi praised Sweden's supportive stance for the Kingdom and its "strong" partnership, while Linde stressed the importance of Jordan's "great" role in hosting refugees and its efforts to achieve security, stability, and peace.

In a separate meeting, Safadi discussed with Deputy Speaker of Swedish parliament Kerstin Lundgren and members of the foreign affairs committee, prospects for increasing bilateral cooperation and the region's developments.

Safadi briefed parliament members on Jordan's economic and political reforms and Amman's stances towards regional developments and its efforts to resolve regional crises, enhance stability, and build bridges of cooperation between the region and Europe.

Lundgren and the committee members commended relations with the Kingdom and expressed their keenness to develop them, Petra added.

Sweden is a large supporter of UNRWA, with its donations to the agency amounting to about $46 million in 2021. Over the past years, Sweden has organized many international conferences to support the agency, according to Petra.

Safadi's visit comes as leg of his tour that included Norway, Finland and Sweden.