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The Foreign Minister receives the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui received Thursday, December 13, 2018, the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Aymen Safadi, who is making a two-day official visit to Tunisia on the occasion of the second session of the Reflection Committee and political consultation between the two countries.

 

During the working session of the two delegations, the Foreign Minister welcomed the privileged character of the Tunisian-Jordanian cooperation, in particular, following the visit of the President of the Republic of Beji Caied Essebsi to Amman in December 2015 in the invitation of the Jordanian monarch.

The Minister also commended Jordan's political and security achievements, its important role in the Arab cause and its contribution to peace, stability and crisis resolution in the region, affirming, in this regard, the wish of Tunisia to welcome King Abdullah II on an official visit at the invitation of the President of the Republic as soon as possible.

In addition, he stressed the importance of monitoring the results of the ninth session of the Joint Higher Committee held in Tunis in November 2017, particularly with regard to the holding of joint sectoral committees and the implementation of agreements concluded, contributing thus opening up broader horizons for bilateral cooperation and exploiting all the possibilities of developing economic and commercial relations.

In this regard, he stressed the importance of the role of the private sector in promoting bilateral cooperation on the basis of mutual benefits, also calling for more economic missions and stronger communication between businessmen and the private sector. in both countries.

With regard to the upcoming regional and international deadlines, which will be hosted by us, including the 30th Ordinary Session of the Arab Summit, the Minister reviewed Tunisia's efforts to ensure the success of this important event in order to mark a turning in support of solidarity and common Arab action in the face of the current Arab crises.

To this end, he stressed the need to continue efforts to achieve a just and comprehensive peace for the Palestinian people on the basis of UN resolutions, praising the efforts of the Kingdom of Jordan to protect the holy city and its Arab identity as well as its Islamic and Christian shrines.

For his part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, hailed the success of the process of democratic transition in Tunisia and the results achieved in the consecration of democracy and the important role that our country plays in its regional and international environment, as well as Jordan's desire to consolidate fraternal relations and cooperation between the two brother countries.

In this context, he called for exploiting the rich legal framework governing bilateral relations and for activating agreements signed between the two parties, which will contribute to strengthening cooperation in various sectors such as industry, agriculture, trade and commerce. , investments, transport, tourism, health ...

He also affirmed Jordan's willingness to support Tunisia's efforts to ensure the success of the next Arab summit, stressing that the country's views were in line with those of Tunisia on ways of solving current Arab problems such as Yemen. , Syria and Libya. On that occasion, he expressed confidence that the summit would be an important step towards consolidating Arab solidarity and resolving crises in the region.

The minister also condemned the Israeli escalation and called on the international community to fulfill its responsibilities to put an end to the repeated attacks against the Palestinian people and to resolve the Palestinian problem with a view to a two-state solution. .

He also stressed the importance of coordinating efforts to combat the phenomenon of terrorism as part of a comprehensive and multidimensional approach.

The parties signed at this meeting a bilateral memorandum of understanding in the field of political consultation.

 


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