(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman, Mar. 21 (Petra)-The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lower House met Wednesday with the Moroccan ambassador here Mohammed Sitri and the Cultural Attaché in the Embassy.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral ties and means to enhance them in all fields, especially in the parliamentary domain, as well as a range of issues of mutual concern.
Head of the committee, MP Raed al-Khaza'aleh, said bilateral relations are "historic and deep-rooted," stressing the importance of their development to achieve common interests of both countries and peoples.
Al-Khaza'aleh said Jerusalem is the cause of all Arabs and "is firmly rooted in their conscience" and lauded Morocco's support to the Hashemite guardianship over its Islamic and Christian holy sites.
As for joint opprtunities, he called for boosting bilateral cooperation at various political, economic, tourism, investment and cultural levels and the necessity to benefit from opportunities available in the two countries.
For his part, Ambassador Sitri commnded depth of bilateral ties as "historic, distinguished and credible at the international level," based on an approach of dialogue, moderation and respect for territorial integrity.
Rabat and Amman have "common objectives," he said, and voiced his country's keenness to boost relations at the political, parliamentary, economic, investment, tourism and cultural levels.
To achieve this bid, he streesed the need to maintain coordination and consultation and to orchestrate efforts between the two sides, and lauded Jordan's stances in support of Moroccan issues.
He affirmed Rabat's support for the Hashemite guardianship over the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, highlighting joint efforts on the issue of Jerusalem with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
On the Syrian crisis, he praised Jordan's efforts in hosting Syrian refugees, a situation which needs int'l community's support to help Amman continue its humanitarian role, stressing the need to reach a political settlement in accordance with the Security Council resolutions to preserve Syria's security and stability and meet its peoples aspirations.
Jordan is a favorite tourist destination in Morocco, which has historical landmarks and provides therapeutic tourism, he said, and expressed readiness to enhance efforts aimed at activating tourism, trade, economic and cultural exchange.
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