Egypt, Jordan PMs chair 32nd session of Joint Higher Committee

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 May 2024

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Jordan's Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Bisher Khasawneh, chaired Thursday the 32nd session of the Egyptian-Jordanian Joint Higher Committee in the New Administrative Capital.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly speaks during a press conference with Jordan's Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Bisher Khasawneh, on 9 May, 2024. Photo: Egyptian Cabinet


According to the Egyptian cabinet statement, both sides attended the signing of a cooperation protocol on media between Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulations and Jordan's Media Authority.

During a press conference, Madbouly stressed that the priority during the next stage is to increase the volume of mutual investments between the private sector in the two countries.

Khasawneh, for his part, announced that Egypt and Jordan have agreed to hold a joint forum for Egyptian and Jordanian businessmen next month to maximise trade exchange and advance cooperation between the private sector in both countries.

Speaking on the Gaza crisis, Egypt's PM noted that Cairo and Amman are exerting efforts towards reaching a ceasefire and achieving a truce, paving the way for negotiations to halt the war.

Similarly, Khasawneh stressed the need to end the Israeli occupation and pursue the political path that both President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and King Abdullah bin Hussein have advocated for more than ten years during their meetings.

Earlier Thursday, El-Sisi and Jordan's PM met in Cairo, where they expressed their unequivocal rejection of the Israeli army's attacks on the Palestinian city of Rafah, warning of catastrophic humanitarian repercussions.

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