Fayez meets French legislators; discusses ties, region

Senate Speaker Faisal Fayez and senators in the France-Jordan Friendship Committee in the French Senate Wednesday discussed bilateral ties and regional developments.

During a meeting in Paris, Fayez and the French senators discussed Jordan-France parliamentary, political and economic cooperation. They talked about strengthening cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and its fallout, the war in Ukraine and its impact on world food security.

Fayez noted the “strong” Jordanian-French ties based on mutual respect and serving the interests of the two countries.

He noted the need to work on resolving regional conflicts through diplomacy as opposed to resorting to violence, lauding France’s support for the efforts of His Majesty King Abdullah II to bring about a just peace in the region and the establishment of a Palestinian state as the only way to settle the Palestinian issue.

Fayez highlighted the reforms in Jordan: “Despite the events surrounding it, and the crises and conflicts around it, Jordan continues to build a strong modern state. Implementing His Majesty King Abdullah II’s directives, Jordan is undertaking major political and economic reforms that aim to induce programmatic parliamentary and partisan governments.”

Fayez added, “The reforms also aim to improve the investment environment, protect investors and push them to leverage Jordan’s investment advantages and the safe and stable environment it enjoys.”

In turn, members of the French-Jordanian Friendship Committee noted the depth of French-Jordanian ties and France’s keenness to strengthen them in political and economic fields.

They highlighted the need to stand by Jordan to enable it to overcome the repercussions of COVID-19 and the surrounding conditions and Paris’ keenness to cooperate with Jordan in various fields and related to issues of common interest.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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