Parliamentary, Chinese envoy discuss ties

The Lower House’s Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday discussed with Chinese ambassador Chen Chuandong political and economic relations between the two countries and regional issues.


Head of the committee MP Mirza Bolad said that Jordan and China maintained friendly relations, and called for closer cooperation and the exchange of expertise between the Jordanian parliament and China’s National People’s Congress.


Bolad commended China for its ongoing economic support of Jordan and trade relations, noting that Beijing has provided $233 million in grants and soft loans to the Kingdom since 1999.


The Chinese envoy referred to the historic ties and existing cooperation with Jordan in the various fields, noting his country’s support of Jordan’s efforts to achieve peace and support the Palestinians to realize their rights.


He said the Palestinian issue is the issue of the entire world as well as the fight against terrorism, which “we seek to uproot.”


The ambassador also reviewed his country’s experience in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in terms of health measures, community awareness and experiments on the vaccine.


Source: Jordan News Agency