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Jordan, Egypt endeavor to cement economic ties — PM

PM  Jordan, Egypt endeavor to cement economic ties
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh reaffirmed the strong and strategic relations between Jordan and Egypt, saying the two countries maintained coordination on regional issues and endeavor to further enhance economic ties, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Khasawneh said as he welcomed a visiting Egyptian media team at his office on Monday that the two countries' leaderships are keen on cementing cooperation in various fields, especially their efforts along with Iraq towards achieving economic and political integration among them.

The premier also cited an integrated industrial partnership initiative between Jordan, Egypt and the UAE, which was announced in May, adding that the door is open to Arab countries to join.

He lauded the outstanding efforts of Egypt in the fields of investment and launching mega projects, such as the New Administrative Capital and the development of a land transport network, adding that Jordan looks forward to benefiting from the Egyptian model of building new cities to accommodate population growth in Amman and Zarqa.

During the meeting, which was attended by State Minister for Media Affairs Faisal Shboul, Khasawneh spoke of the importance of Jordanian-Egyptian diplomacy under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to serve pan-Arab causes, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue.

He reiterated the need to fulfill the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people on their national soil and establish an independent and sovereign Palestinian state on the lines of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital under the two-state solution and relevant international resolutions and references to achieve comprehensive and just peace and stability in the region.

During the meeting, the premier outlined the current regional and global challenges and their repercussions, stressing that Jordan has overcome many of the key challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic, the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and skyrocketing global energy prices.


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