Shoukry receives Jordanian counterpart to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues of mutual interest

Tuesday 21 May 2019
3:30 AM

Unofficial Translation​

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received today May 21st his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in the framework of the periodic consultations scheduled to discuss means of boosting bilateral relations between Egypt and Jordan, and activating the various areas of cooperation, in addition to consultations on regional issues of common interest.


Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Counselor Ahmed Hafez, stated that during the meeting, Shoukry and Safadi emphasized the specificity of the Egyptian-Jordanian relations, and the two countries’ common willingness to push bilateral cooperation paths towards wider horizons, as part of the follow-up to the implementation of the joint directives of both President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his brother King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein.


Hafez added that the two sides also discussed a number of regional issues of common concern, most notably the Palestinian cause, as well as the latest developments in Syria, Libya and Yemen. In addition, they examined ways to enhance the joint Arab action mechanisms in confronting the current challenges facing Arab national security, so as to guarantee preserving the Arab region’s security and stability.


At the end of his remarks, Hafez noted that the two Ministers agreed to continue coordination and consultation between the two countries at all levels, and through the forthcoming visit of Minister Shoukry to Amman in order to achieve Egyptian and Jordanian interests and to meet the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples.​