FM, his Canadian counterpart confirm solidarity to fight Covid-19 , cooperation prospects

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, and his Canadian counterpart Francois-Philippe Champagne confirmed on Thursday the solidarity in facing the Covid-19 pandemic, and stressed the importance of international cooperation and multilateral action to address its economic repercussions.

In a phone call, the two top diplomats stressed the necessity of launching a collective international effort to confront the economic consequences of the pandemic and to contribute to alleviating its negative repercussions on economic performance and the living standard.

In this context, the duo reviewed the international initiatives and ideas put forward to develop cooperation programs to help countries overcome the economic challenges posed by the pandemic and their preventive measures, and emphasized coordination.

On the the bilateral ties, two ministers discussed joint cooperation and ways to enhance partnership, especially in the economic and development fields.

Safadi appreciated Canada’s support to the Kingdom to help it overcome economic challenges, support its development plans and efforts to address the refugee burdens.

As for the Palestinian cause, the two ministers discussed the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, especially Israel’s decision to annex occupied Palestinian lands, which Safadi made clear that this step would kill, if implemented, the chances of achieving a comprehensive and lasting peace.

Safadi warned of the decision’s danger on the security and stability of the region, and stressed the necessity of launching “effective” international action that bars implementation of the annexation decision and creates “real” prospects for resolving the conflict through “serious and direct” negotiations on the basis of the two-state solution in accordance with international law.

Safadi valued the Canadian position, which rejects the annexation, a violation of international law, and is committed to a two-state solution as a way to resolve the conflict.

The two ministers agreed to maintain communication and coordination with regard to regional developments and affirmed the continuation of work to enhance bilateral cooperation in all fields.

Source: Jordan News Agency