Foreign Minister, Italian Counterpart Hold Talks

تم نشره في Sun 12 March / Mar 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Foreign Minister, Italian Counterpart Hold Talks - (Petra)

AMMAN — Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi said the Kingdom will work with Italy to boost bilateral ties in various domains and engage in more consultation and coordination on regional and international issues.

The minister made the remarks during a meeting with his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano, where they explored means to increase trade exchange and investments in vital projects in the Kingdom.

The two ministers also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and efforts to breathe life into the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis. They also discussed the Syrian crisis, the situation in Iraq and Libya and the war against terrorism. Talked also touched on the Syrian refugees crisis and illegal immigration into Europe.

In press statements following the meeting, Safadi praised the Italian support to the Kingdom, while noting yesterday's MoU, which was signed in Amman, under which Italy provided 169 million euro in aid and soft loans to the Kingdom. The minister also highlighted the Jordanian-Italian partnership, within the international coalition to fight terrorism. In this regard, Safadi reiterated Jordan's commitment to fighting terrorist organizations.

The Kingdom, he added, will remain the voice of wisdom and an advocate for peace and security. Safadi affirmed that the Palestinian cause will remain the core issue in the Middle East, adding that finding a solution to this issue, based on the two-state scenario, is a prerequisite to achieving regional security and stability.

The Italian minister, on his part, said his country was keen to bolster its ties with Jordan, which is playing a pivotal role in boosting the security and stability in the Middle East.