In order to discuss environmental preservation and the fight against global climate change, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi met with US Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Sunday.
The meeting between al-Safadi and Kerry “emphasized the significance of the strategic alliance between the Jordan and the United States” and “discussed methods to deepen collaboration between the two nations,” the official news agency of Jordan announced.
While emphasizing the significance of the United States’ leadership position in efforts to resolve regional conflicts and establish peace and stability in the Middle East, al-Safadi complimented US assistance to Jordan and its support for economic growth.
Meanwhile, stating that his country recognized and respected the important role and efforts undertaken by Jordanian King Abdullah II in overcoming regional problems and achieving security, stability, and peace in the region, Kerry said that the Kingdom was a strong and critical partner of the United States.
Addressing the problems of climate change, and creating sustainable energy and water supplies, among other things, Kerry reaffirmed the United States’ support for Jordan, particularly in the areas of environmental protection.
According to a statement from the US State Department, following the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, “this engagement with government counterparts seeks to expedite global climate action.”
The statement further reads that Kerry will also explore how the area can work together to decrease emissions and adapt to climate change.