The The President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan Ayman al-Safadi.
The Jordanian Foreign Minister, who was received by the President of the Republic at the Presidential Palace, during his two-day working visit to Cyprus, conveyed greetings from the King of Jordan, saying that his country is looking for ways to strengthen the already strong alliance. between the two countries. He also said that Cyprus and Jordan have maintained diplomatic relations for 60 years and noted that great progress has been made in recent years.
For his part, the President of the Republic expressed his gratitude to the Jordanian King for the support he provides to Cyprus and said that he looks forward to the tripartite Cyprus-Greece-Jordan Summit to be held in Cyprus in the near future, expressing the desire for further strengthening. of the already excellent bilateral relations.
Jordanian Foreign Minister brings letter to the President, thanks Kasoulidis for firefighting aircraft
Letter to President Anastasiadis from the King of Jordan Abdallah said Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, he said after talks with his counterpart Ioannis Kasoulidis in Nicosia on Thursday afternoon.
The talks covered the Ukraine crisis, the food crisis and the energy crisis, the Middle East crisis, bilateral cooperation, the latest developments in Jerusalem and the Cyprus issue, with the two ministers stressing the need to de-escalate the crisis in Jerusalem. They referred to the support of Cyprus and Jordan to the need for a two-state solution to the Palestinian issue.
At the same time, Mr. Kasoulidis thanked his Jordanian counterpart for the concession of firefighting aircraft during the summer season, which will be stationed in Cyprus.
The Minister said that this visit takes place in the framework of continuous bilateral coordination and that they had the opportunity to consider the full range of cooperation, bilaterally and tripartially, and to exchange views on the next steps with a view to further strengthening the excellent relations, with a view to the Tripartite Summit of Heads of State, to be held in Cyprus during the second half of 2022.
“We all agree that the situation in Ukraine is particularly worrying, with implications ranging from food insecurity in the Middle East and strong shocks to the global economy,” he said. situation in Jerusalem, praised Jordan's continued efforts to de-escalate.
He reaffirmed Cyprus 'full support for maintaining the status quo of Muslim and Christian shrines in Jerusalem under the Hashemite Guardian and acknowledged Jordan' s commitment to guaranteeing the right of all religions to freedom of worship.
“There is an urgent need to preserve fragile stability in the Old City of Jerusalem in order to prevent a new outbreak of violence.”The Cypriot Minister stressed that with regard to the Middle East peace process, he reaffirmed Cyprus' firm support for efforts to assist in the resumption of a process aimed at immediate and substantive negotiations for a comprehensive and lasting peace settlement, based on a two-state solution. in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and internationally agreed parameters.
EU-Jordan relations with the Foreign Minister were also on the agenda EU-Jordan Association Council on 2 June in Jordan.
“As the closest EU Member State to the region, we believe we are acting as a link with the EU, not just for Jordan but for the region as a whole,” he said. President Anastasiadi: Israeli actions undermine stability and peace in the region, said Jordanian Foreign Minister
The Jordanian Foreign Minister in his statements, translated into Greek, said that there was an honest and deep discussion based on the stable and unshakable relationship between the two countries. Mr Safadi said he was conveying a letter from President Abdullah's address to the President of the Republic “in the context of excellent relations and bilateral efforts to resolve the situation”.
which will have positive consequences for both countries and for the situation in Jordan, food insecurity and energy insecurity.
He said that his country feels that through cooperation with Cyprus, there is an urgent need to find a solution to address the situation and avoid & nbsp; its further escalation.
At a bilateral level, he said that Jordan considers that “We are on the right track” with firm steps for further cooperation and bearing in mind that we have concluded several agreements, which ensure a profitable and attractive climate for investments and for the avoidance of double taxation.
Mr. Safadi said that Jordan highly appreciates the clear position and attitude of Cyprus regarding the preservation of the status quo in Jerusalem and the preservation of Muslim and Christian holy sites and the role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as the custodian of the protection of rights.
“I want to thank the Republic of Cyprus for its firm stance on reaching a two-state solution. “The current situation cannot continue and we all need and hope for a peace based on law,” he said.
He added that the path to peace would be achieved only through the fulfillment of all the rights of the Palestinian people, in particular the right to establish an independent, Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital before June 5, 1967.
The Jordanian Foreign Minister said that they discussed with Mr. Kasoulides how dangerous it is to continue the current situation, which does not help to reach a solution to the problem and the need to resume substantive talks.
“We must point out that these Israeli actions undermine stability and peace in the region and have as an example what happened in the Holy Mosque. “We must return to the need to respect the right and the historic status of Jerusalem and to respect the rights of Christians and Muslims in the exercise of their right to worship in order to reach a viable Palestinian solution for stability and peace in the region.” “Both countries support stability and peace and must respect international law, United Nations resolutions and the principle of non-interference,” he said. in other countries and not violating the territory and sovereignty of other countries. “We always discuss and point out the need for a political solution to the Palestinian issue, and we also discussed our firm stance on the crisis in Ukraine,” he concluded.