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Tunisian envoy lauds Hashemite Custodianship in defense of Palestinian cause

3. Tunisian envoy lauds Hashemite custodianship's role to defend Palestinian cause-FM
Ambassador of Tunisia to Jordan Khaled Suhail speaks at a press conference at the embassy in Amman on February 22, 2022. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Tunisia appreciates Jordan's "effective" role in reaching a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue and supports the Hashemite Custodianship as a basic pillar for the Palestinian cause, Tunisian Ambassador to Khaled Suhail, said, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday at the embassy, the envoy also pointed to the continued Jordanian-Tunisian coordination, consultation, and the two countries' shared visions at various levels and fields, in light of the "distinguished relations, which witnessed a qualitative leap and momentum in recent years."

Suhail made reference to scheduled consultative talks on the Palestinian issue under the Arab League's umbrella.  He also referred to Jordan's solidarity with his country during the COVID-19 pandemic through dispatching medical and humanitarian aid under Royal directives.

With regard to joint trade cooperation, the envoy said 2021 witnessed a "remarkable" development for the first time, as trade exchange reached 107 million Tunisian dinars ($37 million), up by 18 percent, despite obstacles in this regard, most notably the lack of direct maritime freight and air routes between the two countries.

To enhance future action, he called for harnessing Jordan's geographical location and Tunisia's privilege as a gateway to promoting trade and economic cooperation, adding that the Joint Jordanian-Tunisian Higher Committee will hold its 10th session this year.

The diplomat said that the majority of recommendations issued by the joint higher committee, which was held in early 2018, were implemented, as 33 joint sectoral committees' meetings were held, despite the global health conditions in 2021, while 15 joint committees were formed in various fields.

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