EU-Jordan Association Council discusses boosting partnership

[11-07-2017 09:43 AM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - The EU-Jordan Association Council, late Monday, discussed ways to enhance partnership and to build on the progress achieved since the previous council's meeting in 2014 for the benefit of both sides.

During the meeting, that is currently being held in Brussels, the two sides reviewed and evaluated the progress made in the implementation of the Euro-Jordanian Association Agreement . The meeting also tackled the results of the Brussels Conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region", held in Aril in 2017.

The meeting was chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Affairs Ayman Safadi, and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini.

The meeting, which coincides with the 15 year anniversary of the entry into force of the Jordan-EU Association
agreement, was also attended by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Emad Fakhouri, Secretary General of the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs Bakr Abbadi and the Jordanian Ambassador to Brussels, Yousef Batayneh.

During the meeting, Safadi affirmed the success and the constructive partnership between Jordan and the European Union, expressing the Kingdom's appreciation of the EU support and positive stances towards the region's issues.

During the meeting, Safadi reviewed Jordan's political and economic reform programs under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein.

The meeting also touched on the latest regional developments, mainly efforts to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israelis. It also tackled the situation in Syria, including the economic burdens placed on Jordan resulting from hosting Syrian refugees as well as efforts to combat terrorism and extremism in the region.

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