Jordan-EU Committee Meeting Spurs Diplomatic Dialogue on Regional Stability and Cooperation
Committee Meeting Instigates Constructive Dialogue
In a recent meeting with the European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Kingdom, distinguished members of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee confirmed that Jordan is making considerable strides in stabilising its economic and political position despite regional turmoil. The meeting served as an opportunity to deliberate on prevalent regional issues and explore avenues to enhance bilateral relations across various sectors.
Jordan’s Economic Endeavours and Diplomatic Strategies
Khaldoun Hayna, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, acknowledged that while economic troubles posed a significant hurdle for the nation, it prompted a series of essential reforms. He highlighted His Majesty Abdullah II’s efforts to cultivate strategic ties with the EU nations, which has been pivotal in bolstering Jordan’s stability.
Parliamentarians’ Acknowledgement of EU Support
Committee members such as MPs Mayada Shreim, Eid Al-Naimat, Farid Haddad, Magdy Al-Yaqoub, and Shadi Freij expressed their appreciation for the EU’s invaluable assistance to Jordan. The focus of their acknowledgments rested especially upon the EU’s aid concerning refugees and host communities. They emphasised the necessity for the international community to uphold its obligations towards the ongoing refugee crisis and its far-reaching impact on Jordan’s resources.
URGENT: Escalating Pressures on Essential Services
The parliamentarians further noted that the influx of refugees was creating heightened strain on Jordan’s healthcare and educational services, particularly in more remote areas and governorates. They emphasized the need for additional international support to mitigate these issues.
Strengthening Bilateral Relationships: The EU’s Stance
EU Ambassador Pierre Christoph Chatzisavas emphasised the necessity of augmenting bilateral relations. He indicated that concerted efforts will be directed towards enhancing the tripartite axes of modernisation namely – political, economic, and administrative.
Chatzisavas asserted that the EU’s stance on the Palestinian issue is congruous with the global consensus, aspiring for a two-state solution and peace. He emphasized the EU’s commitment to uphold all its obligations in supporting the nations hosting Syrian refugees.
Looking Ahead: Trade Agreements and Refugee Support
Moreover, he mentioned that the EU will contemplate readjusting trade agreements with Jordan to facilitate their progression. These developments signal promising prospects for Jordan’s future and its continued resilience in the face of varied regional challenges.
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