The 29th session of the Higher Jordanian-Egyptian Committee will on Tuesday convene in Amman, Jordan’s State Minister for Media Affairs Sakher Dudin announced on Saturday.
The decision to convene the committee was made during a meeting that took place in February between Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh and his Egyptian Counterpart Mostafa Madbouly in Cairo, reported the national Jordanian news agency, Petra.
"Holding these meetings, despite the exceptional health conditions that the world is going through, reflects the two countries’ determination and mutual eagerness to strengthen and advance bilateral relations, implement inter-cooperation projects in various fields, and maintain bilateral coordination on all that would serve the two brotherly countries and [their] people," Dudin said in a statement.
Technical teams from both countries will kick off their meetings on Saturday and will discuss - over the next two days - the technical aspects of the 29th session’s agenda before the committee convenes on Tuesday, under the chairmanship of the two prime ministers.
Over the past few weeks, the two sides held preparatory meetings in Cairo, during which they discussed the outcome of the committee’s previous meeting and progress made towards implementing projects which the countries agreed on.
On a related note, Dudin said that Jordan will host on Wednesday follow-up and coordination meetings under the tripartite cooperation mechanism involving Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, in order to achieve the desired integration among the three countries. All in implementation of their respective leaders' decisions and the outcomes of the summits they’ve held.
Egypt, Jordan and Iraq have been pushing to foster trilateral cooperation in terms of the economy, trade, energy and investment to establish strategic integration between the three countries.
The leaders of the three countries have held three trilateral summits to push forward their efforts, the latest of which was held in the Jordanian capital Amman in August 2020.
The mechanisms of implementing the ventures agreed upon - within the framework of the trilateral cooperation between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq - were also tackled during President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to Jordan in January 2021 and Khasawneh’s meeting with El-Sisi in Cairo on 11 February, which followed a meeting between El-Sisi and Iraq's Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein in the Egyptian capital a day prior.
The foreign ministers of the three countries also stressed in a tripartite meeting in Cairo on 8 February their commitment to continue in economic cooperation.