Egypt flies aid to Jordan as talks focus on peace, trade

Egypt flies aid to Jordan as talks focus on peace, trade

JEDDAH (RAHNUMA): Egypt sent a military aircraft loaded with medical aid to Jordan ahead of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s official visit to Amman.

The medicines and medical supplies will help the country in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The military flight landed in Jordan before El-Sisi’s arrival on Monday to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah for talks on a range of regional issues.

Senior ministers and officials from both sides were joined by Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah for discussions on ways to strengthen bilateral relations and “the latest developments in the regional and Arab arena, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue,” the state-run news agency Petra reported.

King Abdullah affirmed Jordan’s “clear and firm stance” on Palestine and called for a just and comprehensive peace based on a two-state solution guaranteeing the establishment of an independent, sovereign and viable Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Both leaders discussed enhancing bilateral relations in trade, development, investment, security cooperation and exchange of information.

Talks also focused on eliminating the threat of terrorism and extremism in order to ensure stability, maintain territorial integrity and encourage prosperity.

During their meeting, the two leaders also “discussed mechanisms to expand tripartite Jordanian-Egyptian-Iraqi cooperation, and their aspiration to continue building on what has been accomplished in the previous three summits.”

Regarding the latest efforts to revive the Palestinian peace process, El-Sisi said that Egypt will continue its support for the Palestinian cause “since it is one of the fundamentals of Egyptian policy.”

King Abdullah said that he appreciated Egypt’s “relentless efforts in supporting the Palestinian cause, which is an extension of its historical role.”

He added that these are in line with Egypt’s efforts to promote stability, and improve living conditions and economic security in the Gaza Strip.

The monarch praised efforts aimed at advancing the reconciliation process and encouraging political consensus between all Palestinian factions.

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