Egypt's Sisi, Jordan's Abdullah discuss regional cooperation, enhancing bilateral relations

Ahram Online , Wednesday 23 May 2018

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Right) during a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Cairo, Wednesday 23 May (Photo: Egypt's Presidential Spokesperson Facebook page)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II discussed several regional issues as well as boosting bilateral relations between the two countries during a summit in Cairo on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Egyptian presidency.

The two leaders discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian issue, stressing the Palestinian people's right to establish their own state with East Jerusalem as its capital, as well as pushing forward with direct Palestinian-Israeli negotiations to reach a two-state solution in light of the Arab peace initative.

The visit comes nearly a week after the two leaders discussed in a phone call efforts to reach political settlements in the region, at the top of which is the Palestinian issue.

"The two leaders also discussed the latest developments in Syria, reaffirming the necessity of reaching a political solution to the crisis in a way that preserves the unity of Syrian territories and achieves the Syrian people's aspiration for safety and stability, expressing their support for all efforts to stop the violence and end the humanitarian suffering of the brotherly Syrian people,"  the statement said.

El-Sisi and Abdullah's meeting was followed by a session of talks attended by the prime ministers of both countries.

The Egyptian president also stressed Egypt's interest in coordinating with Jordan on various issues of mutual interest and keenness to boost the unique strategic relations between the two countries.

King Abdullah affirmed his country's keenness to continue the ongoing coordination with Egypt in light of their close ties on all levels as well as Egypt's pivotal role as a main pillar of regional and international security and stability.

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