AMMONNEWS – Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki received on Wednesday at his office Speaker of the Greek Parliament, Nicholas Voutsis, and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, Al-Mulki stressed strength and depth of historic ties between the two friendly countries and means of enhancing them in various fields.
Talks, attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Jamal Al-Sarayrah, Political and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Musa Al-Maaytah and Chairman of the Jordanian-Greek Friendship Association MP Nassar Al-Qaisi, tackled the current, “accelerating” developments in the region, which had an adverse impact on the country’s economy.
Al-Mulkqi pointed to the gov’t’s participatory approach aimed to address the economic challenges facing the Kingdom, and highlighted the “genuine partnership” with the Parliament, in a bid to counter these concerns and to find solutions to the economic problems the country is battling.
Al-Mulki expressed Jordan’s appreciation for the role of Greece as part of the European Union in supporting Jordan to tackle burdens triggered by regional circumstances, especially woes related to hosting over 1.3 million Syrian refugees on behalf of the international community.
He pointed to Jordan’s distinguished ties with all European Union countries, reflected by the EU’s support for the Kingdom’s stances towards many issues.
On the economic front, the premier highlighted the fresh potential opportunities for joint economic cooperation during the forthcoming phase, especially after Amman recently signed cooperation agreements with Egypt to facilitate passage of ships and vessels through the port of Aqaba en route the Suez Canal and ways Greece could operate its maritime fleets benefiting from this step.
As for the Mideast conflict, the premier said: the Palestinian issue is at the core of the conflict in the region and there is no peace or stability without finding a just and comprehensive solution that guarantees establishment of a Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital.
For his part, the Greek official voiced his country’s appreciation of the Kingdom’s key role in the region, and stressed the importance of enhancing bilateral cooperation and coordination in the various fields, especially with eye to parliamentary domain.