Greek, Jordanian FMs discuss bilateral and regional issues, and Turkey

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias as greeted by his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi, in Amman, on Thursday and discussed means to enhance bilateral relations and the region’s latest developments.

The two top diplomats went over efforts to expand the Amman-Athens economic, investment and tourism cooperation, noting the need for institutionalised framework to enhance trade exchange and joint economic ventures between the private sectors of the two countries, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

The two sides also reaffirmed commitment to boosting cooperation within the framework of the Jordanian-Cypriot-Greek coordination framework, aiming at institutionalising growing partnerships.

Dendias expressed appreciation for the Kingdom’s efforts towards resolving regional crises and achieving security and stability, stressing his country’s support for Jordan within the EU.

Safadi briefed Dendias on the latest regional developments, mainly the Palestinian question, valuing the Greek support to the two-state solution as the only way to resolve the long-running conflict, the statement said.

Dendias, who is on his first visit to Jordan since he took office, also acquainted Safadi with Greece’s vision on the latest developments in the region following the signing of the agreement on the maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea between Turkey and Libya’s Government of National Accord.

On this regard, Safadi said that Jordan believes in dialogue and respect of the international law as the only means to resolve disputes.

The agreement claimed extensive areas of the sea for Turkey, undercutting claims by Greece and the internationally recognised Republic of Cyprus, which runs the southern part of the island.

Infuriated by the pact, Greece accused Libya’s government of deception and expelled the Libyan ambassador to Athens. It also said it had lodged objections with the United Nations, stating the accord violated international law.