FM meets counterparts participating in UfM 7th regional forum

Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, on Thursday held talks with counterparts participating in the 7th Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Forum which took place today in Barcelona, and co-chaired by Jordan and the European Union, and the European Union-Southern Neighbourhood Fourth Ministerial Meeting.

The meetings focused on bilateral relations, regional issues and joint efforts to resolve crises, deal with their consequences, and activate economic cooperation, according to a ministry statement.

Safadi held a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, José Manuel Albares. The meeting covered boosting cooperation between the two countries.

The two ministers also discussed the Palestinian cause, the Syrian crisis, and support for refugees, in addition to cooperation in the context of the Aqaba process.

Safadi also met with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell.

The meeting focused on ways to strengthen partnership between Jordan and the EU, and regional developments, especially those related to the Palestinian cause.

Bilateral relations, regional issues, and cooperation between the Jordan and the EU were on top of Safadi’s talks with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov.

Safadi met Portuguese Foreign Minister Jo?o Cravinho and discussed enhancing cooperation between Jordan and Portugal, and agreed to hold expanded talks based on the outcomes of the round of political consultations at the level of senior officials in the two foreign ministries, which begins tomorrow, to determine future steps to increase cooperation.

Safadi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Tanja Fajon, discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation, especially in the economic, educational and tourism fields, and activating agreements signed between the two countries.

Safadi held a meeting with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, during which the two ministers followed up on the outcomes of their talks in Amman in September.

The two ministers reaffirmed keenness to continue following-up on coordination and consultation on regional issues, and ways to activate mechanisms of joint Arab action to face common challenges and serve Arab issues and interests.

Safadi and his Cypriot counterpart, Ioannis Kasoulides, also discussed steps taken by the two countries to enhance bilateral cooperation, regional cooperation efforts and in the context of the trilateral cooperation mechanism with Greece.

In a meeting onwith his Hungarian counterpart, Peter Szijjarto, expressed their joint keenness to enhance cooperation, especially in the economic, trade and educational fields.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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