Egyptian-Jordanian Cooperation to Face Regional Challenges

Egyptian-Jordanian Cooperation to Face Regional Challenges

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 08:00
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during his meeting with Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki in Cairo (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Cairo - Asharq Al-Awsat
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi underlined the importance of relations between his country and Jordan, especially in light of the circumstances and challenges facing the region.
 
Sisi received on Tuesday Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki in Cairo, where the two officials stressed their keenness to maintain joint cooperation to face common challenges and push strategic relations forward.
 
The Jordanian premier arrived in Cairo on Tuesday, heading a senior delegation that included Dr. Jaafar Hassan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Economic Affairs, and Dr. Mohammed Al Momani, Minister of State for Public Information.
 
Ambassador Bassam Radi, Spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency, said that Mulki conveyed to Sisi greetings of King Abdullah II, stressing the deep and consolidated relations between the two countries and his keenness to promote coordination with Egypt, in light of the importance and centrality of the Egyptian role in the region.
 
The spokesman added that the Egyptian president expressed his appreciation for Jordan’s firm positions, emphasizing the need to reinforce coordination to better face regional challenges.
 
The meeting reviewed the latest developments in the Middle East as well as the situation in Syria and Iraq, where both sides highlighted the need to reach political solutions to the crises in those countries, thus preserving the territorial integrity and capabilities of their peoples. The two officials also agreed to coordinate efforts on rebuilding Iraq and restoring its security and stability.
 
On a different note, Sisi received a telephone call on Monday evening from French President Emmanuel Macron. Radi said that the two leaders touched on the distinguished Egyptian-French relations at all levels and the need to consolidate partnership between the two countries.
 
The presidential spokesman added that the discussion also tackled latest developments in counter-terrorism efforts, as well as the situation in Libya and Syria.

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