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FM Meets Qatari Prime Minister And Foreign Minister In Doha

(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency)

Doha, Mar 10 (Petra) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, met Friday in Doha with Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani.
The meeting covered bilateral ties and regional and international issues of common interest.
Safadi congratulated Sheikh Mohammad on appointing him as Prime Minister, in addition to his position as Minister of Foreign Affairs, wishing him success under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of of Qatar.
He expressed keenness to continue working together to enhance the strategic relations between the two countries and develop them in various fields, in implementation of directives of His Majesty King Abdullah and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Safadi and Sheikh Mohammad highlighted the growing development in cooperation between Jordan and Qatar in various economic and investment fields, and affirmed keenness to explore wider areas of cooperation, serving the interests of the two countries.
They discussed various cooperation programs in economic, investment and trade fields, and measures taken by the two countries to increase cooperation, in implementation of the outcomes of the summit that brought together King Abdullah and Sheikh Tamim in Doha at the beginning of this year.
Safadi thanked Sheikh Mohammad for the care provided to Jordanian citizens residing in Qatar, whose number has increased to about 70,000 since the announcement of Sheikh Tamim's initiative to provide 10,000 jobs for Jordanians in 2018, and another 10,000 jobs in 2020.
Sheikh Mohammad reaffirmed his country's keenness to develop relations with Jordan in many fields, especially in investment. Both officials lauded the distinguished and evolving relations between the two countries.
The Palestinian cause topped regional issues discussed by Safadi and Sheikh Mohammad, who reaffirmed that fulfilling all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to freedom and an independent and sovereign state on the pre-June 4, 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, on the basis of the two-state solution, is the only way to achieve a just and comprehensive peace.
Safadi briefed Sheikh Mohammad on Jordan's efforts in coordination with brothers and partners to stop the illegal Israeli measures that undermine the two-state solution and fuel violence, including the Aqaba meeting.
Sheikh Mohammad and Safadi agreed to continue coordination and consultation on these efforts.
The meeting also dealt with efforts exerted to solve the Syrian crisis, as Sheikh Mohammad and Safadi discussed the Jordanian initiative based on direct Arab engagement with the Syrian government to gradually move towards resolving the crisis according to the step-by-step methodology.
Safadi and Sheikh Mohammad tackled many Arab, regional and international issues of common interest in the context of the ongoing coordination and consultation process between the two countries.


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