Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Affairs, Ayman Al-Safadi, met today, Sunday, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the sisterly Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, and discussed with him ways to strengthen the distinguished brotherly relations between the two sister kingdoms and developments in the region.
During their meeting at the conclusion of the seventeenth session of the Regional Security Summit "Manama Dialogue", the two ministers affirmed their keenness to find broader horizons for cooperation in various fields, which reflects the strength of relations between the two kingdoms and the two brotherly leaderships. Al-Safadi congratulated Al-Zayani on the success of the Manama Dialogue Conference, which was hosted by Bahrain, and was jointly organized by the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Safadi continued his meetings with his counterparts and officials participating in the Manama Dialogue, where he held talks with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, focusing on ways to develop cooperation between the two countries in all fields, the latest regional developments, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue, and efforts made to resolve crises to achieve security and stability in the region. . The two ministers affirmed the joint keenness to enhance coordination and cooperation and work to develop bilateral relations between the two friendly countries in various fields, within the framework of the tripartite coordination mechanism with Cyprus and in the context of the strategic partnership with the European Union.
Safadi briefed his Greek counterpart on the outcomes of the international ministerial conference to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which was held in Brussels, jointly organized by the Kingdom and Sweden, with the aim of mobilizing political and financial support for the agency and reducing the size of the financial deficit it faces to enable it to continue providing its vital services. for Palestinian refugees in its five areas of operation and in accordance with its UN mandate.
The two ministers also discussed the ongoing preparations for holding the Sixth Regional Forum for Foreign Ministers of the Union for the Mediterranean, chaired by the Kingdom and the European Union, and hosted by Spain, to be held on the twenty-ninth of this month in Barcelona.
They also stressed the importance of the ministerial meeting, which will be held on the same day, of EU foreign ministers with their counterparts from the EU's Southern Neighborhood partner countries within the framework of the EU Southern Neighborhood Policy Document.
Dendias valued the Kingdom's role, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, in establishing security and stability in the region, reiterating Greece's position in support of the Kingdom and its partnership with the European Union.
In a separate meeting, Safadi met with Minister of State in the German Federal Foreign Ministry, Miguel Berger, and they discussed ways to build on the remarkable progress witnessed in relations between the two countries in various fields.
The two ministers stressed that the two countries continue to work together to develop ways of cooperation and coordination on regional and international issues of common interest, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause, efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis, and efforts to combat terrorism. During the meeting, Safadi stressed the need to intensify efforts aimed at achieving a relaunch of a real effort to achieve peace on the basis of the two-state solution that embodies the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with occupied Jerusalem as its capital on the June 4, 1967 lines, pointing to cooperation in this effort in the context of the Munich Group, which includes In addition to the Kingdom, Germany, Egypt and France. Al-Safadi valued Germany's support to the Kingdom, stressing the importance of the Jordanian-German partnership, and Germany's role in efforts to resolve regional crises. Safadi also met with Brett McGurk, the coordinator for Middle East and North African affairs in the US National Security Council, in a meeting, which confirmed the continuation of work to strengthen the Jordanian-US partnership, and the continuation of coordination to resolve regional crises. Safadi and McGurk discussed efforts to find a real political horizon to achieve peace on the basis of the two-state solution and in accordance with international law. They also discussed developments related to efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis, and stressed the need to support Iraq's security and stability. Al-Safadi valued the support provided by the United States to help the Kingdom face economic challenges. On the sidelines of the conference, Safadi met Jason Isaacson, head of political affairs for the American Jewish Committee, in a meeting that discussed developments related to the peace process.
Safadi stressed the importance of intensifying efforts aimed at achieving a just peace on the basis of a two-state solution that meets all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, foremost of which is their right to freedom and an independent, sovereign state to live in security and peace alongside Israel as the only way to achieve a just and comprehensive peace. In another meeting, Safadi presented a number of members of the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committees in the image of the Jordanian efforts led by His Majesty King Abdullah II to resolve regional crises, achieve security and stability, and reach a just and comprehensive peace, which Jordan affirms that its only way is to meet all legitimate rights. The brotherly Palestinian people, foremost of which is their right to freedom and an independent, sovereign state with occupied Jerusalem as its capital on the June 4, 1967 lines, to live in peace and security alongside Israel, in accordance with international law and resolutions of international legitimacy. During the meeting, the British parliamentary delegation affirmed keenness to enhance cooperation between the Jordanian and British parliaments.
Safadi stressed the importance of the role of parliamentarians in deepening cooperation and developing relations between the two friendly countries