Amman / Information Office / August 16
HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met today in Amman, with HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Dr. Ayman Al-Safadi.
During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral cooperation relations, ways of developing friendship bonds, and the achievements made between the two countries at the political and economic levels, in addition to coordination in regional issues, especially the Palestinian issue.
During the meeting, it was stressed the need to unify joint efforts, bring Arab viewpoints closer, strengthen regional dialogue mechanisms and establish its bases in order to achieve security and stability in the region.
After the meeting, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, during a joint press conference with HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, expressed his thanks for the good reception and the usual hospitality and warmth from the Jordanian government and people, and stressed that the State of Qatar values the relationship with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and looks forward to increasing opportunities for bilateral cooperation to be at the level of ambition of the leadership of the two brotherly countries.
His Excellency referred to the results of the visit of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, to Jordan, and the joint meeting with his brother, HM King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
His Excellency pointed to the commitment of the leadership of the two countries to develop relations on an ongoing basis, expressing Qatar's appreciation for the prominent positive role that the Kingdom plays in the region, and pointing to the continuous coordination between the two countries in various regional and international issues.
His Excellency indicated that the meeting touched on the economic files and the developmental role of Qatari investments in Jordan, praising the positive role and constructive contribution of the Jordanian brothers in Qatar, describing them as the best representatives of Jordan.
His Excellency indicated the need for initiatives to be based on clear foundations and sustainable future goals that live up to the aspirations of the Arab peoples and the goals of joint Arab action.
On the Arab issue, His Excellency said that the meeting touched on the latest issues facing the region and of Arab affairs, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue, and other issues related to common Arab security, with emphasis on the importance of alleviating the suffering of the Palestinian people, and emphasizing that the solution in Palestine must be based on international legitimacy and enforcement of international law.
His Excellency added that the meeting discussed the developments in the Syrian situation and the importance of reaching a political solution. His Excellency also pointed out the importance of Iraq's stability and support for its government.
On Afghanistan, His Excellency stressed that the meeting discussed the need to preserve the political gains resulting from the meetings in Doha, stressing the importance of the safe exit of Western diplomats from Afghanistan.
For his part, HE Dr. Ayman Al-Safadi said that the meeting came as a continuation of the meeting between HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and HM King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, stressing that bilateral work and cooperation are continuing between the two brotherly countries.
His Excellency also explained that the meeting reviewed regional issues, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue, in addition to the role played by the State of Qatar to contribute to peace in Afghanistan, expressing his thanks to the State of Qatar for providing support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).