PM, Georgian Parliament Speaker discuss ties, region | Jordan News | Ammon News

PM, Georgian Parliament Speaker discuss ties, region

[2/27/2018 2:00:06 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani Mulki discussed with a Georgian delegation, led by Parliament Speaker Irakli Kubakhidze, prospects of cementing political, economic and trade ties between Jordan and Georgia.

During the meeting, attended by Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of State, Musa Maaytah, Mulki spoke about the challenges facing Jordan as a result of the turmoil in the region, pointing out that the Syrian crisis and border closures had largely reduced Jordan's foreign trade with European countries.

The prime minister said that most of the challenges and problems in the region are rooted in the failure to find a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue, adding that resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will help to bring about stability and prosperity to regional countries.

He reiterated Jordan's position supporting a two-state solution leading to the establishment of a Palestinian state along the June 4, 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

On the Syrian crisis, Mulki said Jordan had since the beginning of the conflict advocated for a political solution, adding that a military solution would not help achieve peace and stability and stop the bloodshed in "this neighbouring and brotherly country."

"We are happy to see Iraq re-establish control on most of Iraqi territory after the defeat of the terrorist gangs," he said, expressing hope that Iraq would restore its role as an effective member of the Arab and international community.

The reconstruction processes in Iraq and Syria, Mulki said, need the support and concerted efforts of all countries, stressing that Jordan, due to its geographical location and relations with the two countries, could be a springboard and a gateway for the reconstruction.

The Prime Minister also told the delegation that his government is keen on forging a balanced and participatory relationship with the parliament to address challenges facing the Kingdom.

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