PM, Egyptian counterpart hold talks in Cairo..1st add

The two PMs stressed the importance of strengthening the trilateral Jordanian-Egyptian-Iraqi cooperation in all sectors, especially energy and trade exchange, pointing to the importance of the outcomes of this collaboration to achieve common interests, and to form the basis for broader Arab cooperation, in a way that achieves Arab countries’ interests.

During the talks, Khasawneh emphasized the “historic, strategic” relations between Jordan and Egypt, describing them as a “model in all their aspects,” and the keenness of His Majesty King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to give these ties lasting momentum to serve common interests.

Khasawneh referred to the mutual visits between His Majesty King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, as well as coordination and permanent consultation.

Pointing to the importance of the Egyptian President’s visit to Amman last month, Khasawneh said:” All are always looking forward to Cairo’s pioneering role at the Arab, regional and international levels.”

Khasawneh referred to the trilateral integration mechanism between Jordan, Egypt and Iraq and the possibility of expanding this cooperation to include Arab countries, and to be a gateway of the Arab world to the world, in a way that serves Arab interests.

Continuing: “We have agreed to hold a meeting of the Joint Jordanian-Egyptian Higher Committee at its next session in Amman in the coming weeks,” pointing to the panel’s importance in institutionalizing various aspects of bilateral cooperation, within a strategic and institutional framework and continuing to activate all its outcomes.

During the coming period, officials in the two countries’ ministries and institutions will exchange to coordinate and prepare for the work of the joint higher committee, given importance of its outcomes to enhance bilateral cooperation, Khasawneh announced.

Pointing out to the Egyptian expats’ contributions in Jordan, Khasawneh said they receive all attention, and Amman’s “lasting” appreciation.

Source: Jordan News Agency