Jordan made major reform strides: MP

Amman, Second Deputy Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Suleiman Zeben, on Sunday briefed Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Chen Xiaoguang, on Jordan’s key political and economic reforms.

During the meeting, Zeben said Jordan has made major strides in the reforms process in a tumultuous region, and has remained a safe haven for refugees despite the lack of resources.

Jordan was one of the first countries that hosted refugees and provided them with the necessary care, he pointed out.

The MP stressed the need for the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital on Palestinian soil and on the pre-1967 borders, adding this is the only solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Zeben also valued other countries’ stance on peace, especially the PRC, which rejected the US administration’s decision to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem.

For his part, Xiaoguang said the relations between Amman and Beijing are “historic and deep,” and are witnessing remarkable development, stressing his country’s keenness to develop them in various fields, especially at the parliamentary level.

The Chinese official praised Jordan’s efforts under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II at all levels, especially in the war against terrorism and the need to maintain regional security and stability, calling for a peaceful solution to the Middle East issues.

In this context, China supports the two-state solution of the Palestinian cause on the basis of dialogue, he said.

Source: Jordan News Agency