Sisi: Egypt keen to continue coordination with Jordan on various issues
Thursday، 24 May 2018 - 01:49 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted that Egypt is keen to coordinate with Jordan on various issues of mutual concern .
The president's remarks came as he received Jordanian King Abdullah II, who paid an official visit to Cairo .
The pair held a tete-a-tete meeting, which was followed by extended talks between the delegations of the two countries, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said in a press statement .
At the beginning of talks, Sisi welcomed the Jordanian monarch, stressing that Cairo is eager to boost historic ties with Amman, the spokesman added .
Jordan is interested in continuing coordination and consultation with Egypt, given the deeply-rooted relations binding the two countries at all levels and the pivotal role played by Cairo as being a pillar of regional and international security and stability to overcome common challenges facing the Arab world nowadays, King Abdullah said .
The talks between the two sides tackled means of fostering bilateral cooperation, in addition to the latest developments related to a number of regional issues, notably the Syrian crisis, the spokesman noted .
As far as Syria is concerned, the two leaders underlined the importance of reaching a political solution to its crisis, expressing their support for all efforts aimed at stopping violence and improving the humanitarian conditions for the Syrian people, the spokesman said .
With regard to the Palestinian cause, Sisi and King Abdullah reviewed Egypt's efforts to achieve reconciliation among Palestinian factions, voicing their full backing of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, who are seeking to establish an independent state with Al Quds (East Jerusalem) as its capital, the spokesman added .
Also, the two sides called for propping up international efforts to revive the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, based on the two-state solution and the Arab peace initiative, which in turn could contribute to regaining stability in the region .
The status of Jerusalem should be determined on the basis of the two-state solution, the two leaders underlined .
Following the talks, President Sisi held an Iftar banquet in honor of his Jordanian guest.
Jordanian King Abdullah II left Cairo after a several-hour visit to the country, during which he met with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
The two leaders discussed the latest developments in Palestine and the efforts exerted to hammer out inter-Palestinian reconciliation.
King Abdullah II 's talks with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi focused on the latest Palestinian developments and boosting relations between the two sisterly countries.
According to a press release by the Hashimite Royal Court, during bilateral tete-a-tete and expanded talks, the two leaders praised the distinguished bilateral relations and asserted keenness on further fostering them in various domains.
They asserted the importance of boosting economic, trade and investment ties especially after the recent signing of a memo of understanding on the establishment of a joint coordination council for investment cooperation.
They asserted as well the need to continue coordination and consultations on issues of mutual concern and the latest regional developments.
Talks covered the current Palestinian conditions after the relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and the ensuing Israeli aggression on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
The two leaders warned that the continued failure to reach a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian problem would exacerbate the regional conditions and lead to more instability in the Middle East.