PM meets chairman of Spanish parliament's foreign affairs committee

تم نشره في Mon 10 February / Feb 2014. 03:39 PM - آخر تعديل في Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 06:05 PM

AMMAN -- Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour highlighted the strong ties between Jordan and Spain as well as Jordan's keenness to further boost these in various fields.

At a meeting with Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Spanish Parliament Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida, Ensour hailed Spain's stance towards Arab issues, pointing to the European country’s keenness to achieve a just solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

In this regard, the prime minister highlighted Jordan's support to the efforts of the US Secretary of State John Kerry to advance peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis to arrive at a just solution that guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

He said instability and problems of the Middle East resulted from failure to find a just solution to the Palestinian issue.

The prime minister also reviewed the repercussions of the Syrian crisis on Jordan, adding that the presence of 1.35 million Syrians in the Kingdom impacted the national economy negatively.

On bilateral cooperation, Ensour said that trade exchange between the two countries fell short of aspirations of both. He also voiced appreciation for the support provided by Spain to the Syrian refugees.

The Spanish official said his country attaches great importance to its relations with Jordan and called for further boosting economic ties between the two countries.

He also stressed his country's support to finding a just solution to the Palestinian issue.

The official is currently visiting Jordan to attend meetings of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean which kicks off at the Dead Sea shores today. (Petra)