On Tuesday, Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi met with the EU Ambassador to Jordan, Maria Hadjitheodosiou, and the ambassadors of EU countries in the Kingdom over strategies to improve bilateral support.
According to a Jordanian foreign ministry statement, exchanges throughout the meeting also tackled the latest regional and international developments, mainly those relating to the Palestinian cause.
In the meeting, Al-Safadi referred to the “solid and deep-rooted” ties between Jordan and the EU, stressing the importance of enhancing them in all fields.
The minister also informed the diplomats of the outcomes of King Abdullah II’s recent meetings, including his visit to the US, the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership, the trilateral Jordanian-Egyptian-Iraqi summit in Baghdad, and the Jordanian-Egyptian-Palestinian summit in Cairo.
He also reviewed the regional and international developments, mainly those pertaining to the Palestinian issue and efforts aimed to reach “a real political will” that guarantees to resume serious and effective negotiations to realize a just and comprehensive peace based on the two-state solution, international law, and relevant international resolutions.
In this regard, the importance of sustaining support to UNRWA and holding the international conference to support UNRWA in November was stressed by the Jordanian Foreign Minister.
Al-Safadi also stressed the importance of maintaining de-escalation in the occupied Palestinian territories and stopping all colonial activities and confiscating lands and respecting the legal and historical status quo in Jerusalem and its holy sites, mainly the Al Aqsa Mosque.